The Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED)
The 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:
- Energy Education
- Integration of New Energy Sources: Energy Efficiency, Renewables, and Storage
- Alternative Transportation
- Changing Federal Policies