In his 2010 State of the State address, Governor Gary R. Herbert announced his intent to create a strategic energy plan that combined Utah’s rich abundance of diverse natural resources with its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit—to ensure that Utah was at the forefront of solving the world’s energy challenges.
Through an appointed task force, Gov. Herbert unveiled Utah’s 10 Year Strategic Energy Plan in 2011, which called for the creation of the Governor’s Energy Development Office (OED) and Advisory Committee to oversee the implementation of the plan.
OED is committed to advancing Utah’s energy & minerals economies for the provision of affordable, reliable, and sustainable outcomes that provide significant and lasting value to the state.
OED’s leadership empowers its staff to be effective, creative problem solvers.
Dr. Laura Nelson
Director of Public Affairs & Communications
Managing Director of Energy
& Minerals Development
Managing Director of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Energy Systems Manager
Energy Policy Analyst
Energy and Infrastructure Incentives Specialist
Education & Energy Program Specialist
Emergency Management and Alternative Transportation Specialist
Guille L. Pelaez
Rural Development Specialist