Exploring the Federal Solar Agenda in Utah

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Presented at the 2012 Governor's Energy Development Summit. For more information, please visit http://energy.utah.gov

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Exploring the Federal Solar Agenda in Utah

  1. 1. Federal Solar Agenda in Utah Exploring Contrasted Perspectives Utah Governor’s Energ y Development Summit Februar y 15, 2012 Sarah Wright Executive Director
  2. 2.  Non-Profit Organization, Est. 2001 Policy and Regulatory Advocacy Public Education & Outreach Diverse partnerships and diverse funding Solutions-oriented approach www.utahcleanenergy.org
  3. 3. How Much Land Do We Need for Utility Solar? Western electricity • Follow Business as Usual infrastructure needs - Path, or$200 Billion investment • Clean Energy Vision Path over the next 20 years http://www.cleanenergyvision.org/
  4. 4. Clean Energy Vision in 2030 http://www.cleanenergyvision.org/
  5. 5. Clean Energy Vision in 2030 Land Use for Utility Solar-- West-wide low efficiency scenario-- West-wide high-efficiency scenario-- Utah share low-efficiency scenario-- Utah share high-efficiency scenario 5
  6. 6. Close-up View-- West-wide low efficiency scenario – 48,100 MW; 396,000 acres-- West-wide high-efficiency scenario – 17,800 MW; 146,000 acres-- Utah share low-efficiency scenario – 4,372 MW; 36,000 acres-- Utah share high-efficiency scenario –1,618 MW; 13,275 AcresNote: Acreage does not reflect new transmission 6

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