Energy Development Staff
State Energy Program
Oil and Gas Liaison
Regional Economic Competitiveness Officer
"OED’s leadership empowers its staff to be effective, creative problem solvers."Brad Schaefer, Marathon Petroleum Company
Creating a better energy future for Utah since 2011
In his 2010 State of the State address, Utah’s former governor, Gary R. Herbert, announced his intent to create a strategic energy plan that would combine Utah’s rich abundance of diverse natural resources with its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit — ensuring that Utah was at the forefront of solving the world’s energy challenges.
The following year, through an appointed task force, Gov. Herbert unveiled Utah’s 10 Year Strategic Energy Plan, which called for the creation of the Utah Office of Energy Development (OED) and an advisory committee to oversee the implementation of the plan.
We are committed to advancing Utah’s energy and minerals economies to create affordable, reliable and sustainable outcomes that provide significant and lasting value to the state.