|About The Office of Energy Development |
In the spring of 2011, the Utah Office of Energy Development (OED) was formed in response to the Governor’s 10-Year Strategic Energy Plan, and has now been positioned as the primary resource for advancing energy development in Utah.
Led by Samantha Mary Julian, OED is tasked with implementing the state energy policy (63M-4-301), facilitating the development of the state’s conventional and alternative resources, and promoting energy education and outreach.
OED has staff dedicated to the promotion of conventional, unconventional, renewable, and energy efficiency resources, as well as energy infrastructure and alternative transportation fuels.
Staff focuses primarily on energy policy and economic development, however given the environmental and social nexuses that define energy development, OED staff deals regularly with public lands issues, environmental issues, new technologies, and public relations and education.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, OED has a number of development tools (such as research grants and incentives) that will be critical to Utah’s energy future.
For more information, please visit: OED Website
|Explore The New OED Website |
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The Office of Energy Development (OED), is pleased to announce the public launch of our new website www.energy.utah.gov/ . The updated OED website provides a user-friendly platform for businesses and the public seeking information specific to energy development in Utah. The site delivers important news coverage of Utah energy issues and serves as a hub of information regarding recent policy changes, new energy developments and important events such as the 2014 Utah Governor’s Energy Development Summit (see below).
Of particular importance is the “Funding & Incentives” section which the public may visit to find information on research grants, state and federal incentives and financing and loans. One popular incentive available through the website is the Renewable Energy Systems Tax Credit, which is available to homeowners and businesses seeking to advance the State’s energy conservation goals through both utility scale and on-site generation with solar, wind, geothermal and other technologies. The new OED website makes these applications easier to find and to submit electronically.
Having recently completed a re-branding process, OED also has a new visual identity that reflects the dynamism and breadth of the State’s energy industry. The icons in the shape of Utah reflect the State’s primary energy resource areas: Conventional Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Infrastructure, Renewable Energy and Unconventional Energy. The logo is anchored in the top corner of the website as a reminder of the key components that comprise Utah’s energy mix and represent an important part of the economic footprint in the State.
The new website and branding further establish the Utah Office of Energy Development as the primary resource for advancing energy development in Utah. We invite you to explore and learn more about Utah's energy future! Visit new site .
|2014 Utah Governor's Energy Development Summit |
Please mark your calendars for this year's event, which will take place on June 3-4, 2014. This year's Summit will host over one hundred expert speakers from around the country, as well as elected officials and energy industry leaders. The 2014 Summit will address regional issues, encouraging the participation of energy professionals throughout the Intermountain West.
In contrast to previous years, we are hosting the Utah Governor's Energy Development Summit in June and it promises to be a highlight of the summer. We look forward to seeing you there!