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Advancing Utah's Energy Future

Infrastructure & Development

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BreakersBreakersTransmission_BLMElectrical transmission constraints often limit energy development options in resource-rich rural areas. While this issue of infrastructure availability is particularly acute for renewable energy projects, it is also a serious concern for the developers of other types of generation facilities, and for new oil and gas, agriculture, mining, and other natural resource development activities.

OED’s Role

The Office of Energy Development works with diverse natural resource developers in rural Utah to help them find the partners and the tools they need to deliver critical infrastructure – transmission lines, pipelines, water, rail, etc. – to their projects. OED has provided the Transmission Permitting Guide as one tool to assist electrical transmission developers.  OED also staffs the Utah Energy Infrastructure Authority, which may utilize tax free state bonds to advance energy infrastructure projects that facilitate responsible energy development in Utah.