UPDATING THE STATE ENERGY AND INNOVATION PLAN
The Utah Office of Energy Development is tasked with"Updat[ing] the statewide energy plan to ensure Utah's energy future is secure,
innovative, and reliable."
Energy impacts Utah’s quality of life in many ways. Affordable energy helps maintain a lower cost of living, allowing Utah’s residents and businesses to have more flexibility in their budgets for spending, investing and saving. Additionally, energy and mineral production can continue to provide abundant opportunities for jobs and economic development in the state, especially in many of Utah’s rural communities. As Utah’s population is set to nearly double by 2060, our energy demands will increase. Even with Utah’s expected growth, clean air, water and other important state environmental goals can be achieved alongside state goals for advancing responsible energy and minerals development.
The Cox-Henderson Administration has established an “all of the above” approach to energy in Utah. It is important to the State to invest in a diverse portfolio of energy solutions to ensure adequate, reliable, affordable, sustainable, and clean energy resources to power Utah’s future. This strategy should consider market trends, economic development, investment opportunities, rural impacts, all while keeping the lens of equality and opportunity at the forefront.
Public input will be collected through two public meetings in Vernal and Salt Lake City on Dec. 7th and Dec. 9th, respectively. These public meetings will have information about the current plan and an opportunity to provide feedback about energy development in Utah.
Members of the public are also invited to complete the online form below to provide written input. The form will close on January 21, 2022.
A draft will be available for public comment on this website.
Final plan will be completed. The final product will be an interactive website that the Office of Energy Development can use as a guide in decision-making, as well as a tool for the public to understand Utah’s energy strategy.
A strategic energy approach for Utah
Utah champions forward-looking energy policy to provide economic opportunities and set the next generation up for success.
Governor Cox's wise approach to energy focuses on technology, infrastructure and workforce development. That approach allows the state to develop a dynamic and thriving energy economy — one that supports Utah’s economic and energy goals.
As an independent, technical office, the work we do is vital in navigating the rapidly-changing energy landscape and positions the state as a national and international leader in energy and minerals development.
Governor Cox's Energy Vision
Provide affordable, reliable and cleaner energy sources to Utah's residents and businesses
State Energy Policy
Efficiently implementing the State Energy Policy (79-6-301)
Utah's Energy Plan
Through the process described above, deliver a comprehensive Energy Plan to Governor Cox in March of 2022