Cathy Wentz – The Spectrum
Milford High School hosted the Milford Renewable Energy Fair on Wednesday morning, welcoming a large group of state officials and business representatives.
“We know that energy production, whether it’s renewable or fossil, is going to come from rural places in the nation, including Utah,” said Samantha Julian, executive director for the Utah Office of Energy Development.
Julian said 60 people boarded a bus in Salt Lake City on Tuesday for a two-day tour of renewable energy facilities in southwest Utah.
Tour stops included Intermountain Power Agency in Jordan, the Milford fair, a hydro-electric plant in Beaver and the Cove Fort Geothermal Power Plant.
State Rep. Kay Christofferson, R-Lehi, serves on the natural resources and public utility committees and was a participant in the tour.
Christofferson said not only did the tour provide information about Utah’s energy resources but ways those resources could be used to provide jobs as well as reduce dependence on foreign energy sources. (…)