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Advancing Utah's Energy Future

The Office of Energy Development is housed in Suite 300 of the World Trade Center building, which is located at 60 E. South Temple, on the northeast corner of City Creek Center (the copper-red building pictured here). The location puts OED within easy reach of both the Utah State Capitol and many of its business partners downtown.

The Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED) was created in 2011 under Governor Gary R. Herbert’s 10-Year Strategic Energy Plan.  OED is dedicated to advancing all forms of responsible energy and minerals for the provision affordable, reliable and sustainable energy through industry assistance, education and outreach, and policy to promote resource diversity and innovation.

"In the world of energy, we must face new realities, we must confront new challenges, and we must envision and act upon new opportunities!"
-Governor Gary R. Herbert

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The Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED)

 Laura Nelson headshotThe Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED) was formed in 2011 in response to the Governor’s 10-Year Strategic Energy Plan. Led by Dr. Laura Nelson, OED is responsible for implementing the state energy policy (63M-4-301) by facilitating the development of the Utah’s diverse energy and minerals sector. The OED provides industry assistance through the administration of state and federal tax incentives, fosters education and technological innovation, and collaborates with a variety of stakeholders in government, nonprofit and the private sector. The office is also dedicated to promoting responsible energy policies, and regularly handles public lands and environmental issues.

Mission of OED

To advance all forms of responsible energy and minerals for the provision affordable, reliable and sustainable energy through industry assistance, education and outreach, and policy to promote resource diversity and innovation.

Those diverse forms of energy and minerals include:

Strategic Objectives

  1. Infrastructure
  2. Energy Education
  3. Integration of New Energy Sources: Energy Efficiency, Renewables, and Storage
  4. Alternative Transportation
  5. Changing Federal Policies
Download Governor Herbert’s 10-Year Strategic Energy Plan