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National Energy Foundation   Overview of Energy in Utah and Utah’s Energy Goals <ul><li>Mary Ann Wright </li></ul><ul><li>...
Utah’s Energy Resources <ul><li>President Lincoln called Utah the  “Treasure House of the Nation” </li></ul>
Commodity–rich Utah <ul><li>Just about every commodity mined in USA is present or mined in Utah. </li></ul><ul><li>Every e...
A Look at Energy Resources <ul><li>Utah ranks in top quarter of states in production of oil, gas, & coal. </li></ul><ul><l...
Coal supplies most of Utah’s power
Electricity by Source - Utah
Utah’s Oil and Gas Resources
Coal Resources
Coal Fields of the US
Utah’s Uranium Resources
Utah’s Oil Shale Resources
Utah’s Renewable Resources <ul><li>Utah Renewable Energy Zone Phase I Resource Report, January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Publ...
Solar Renewable Energy Zones Estimated Electrical Generation Potential:  826 Gigawatts
 
SunSmart Solar <ul><li>St. George, Washington County. January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>100 Units installed to date. Average ...
Wind Renewable Energy Zones Estimated Electrical Generation Potential: 9,145 Megawatts.  Potential was found in 24 of 29 C...
Spanish Fork Wind Power Plant <ul><li>Spanish Fork City, Utah County. August 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>9 Turbines produce: 18...
Geothermal Renewable Energy Zones Estimated Electrical Generation  Potential: 1,330 Megawatts
Blundell Geothermal Plant <ul><li>Milford, Beaver County. July 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>34 mW Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Roc...
Orrin G. Hatch Thermo Springs <ul><li>Beaver County. November 2008, built in 6 months. </li></ul><ul><li>10 mW capacity in...
Solar, Wind and Geothermal  Renewable Energy Zones with Existing Transmission Lines
Summary Findings of UREZ <ul><li>Wind ~ 9,145 MW </li></ul>Solar ~ 826 GW Geothermal   ~ 1,330 MW
WESTERN RENEWABLE ENERGY ZONES and UREZ Areas
ENERGY EFFICIENCY- our easiest resource to mine American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Energy Efficiency Retrofits <ul><li>Orem printing house installation, May 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Saves 30 to 70% of coolin...
Rebates and tax incentives <ul><li>State of Utah – tax incentives:  www.geology.utah.gov/sep </li></ul><ul><li>Questar – T...
Utah’s Energy Goals <ul><li>Energy Efficiency – 20% by 2015 </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy – 20% by 2025 </li></ul><ul...
RENEWABLE ENERGY DSIRE:  www.dsireusa.org     October 2008 State Goal <ul><li>PA:  18% **  by 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>NJ:  ...
Getting Energy to Market <ul><li>Transmission and Pipelines </li></ul>
PIPELINES Photo from UNEV Pipeline LLC Website Holly-UNEV  – Petroleum pipeline from Woods Cross to Las Vegas ~350 miles i...
Major Transmission Proposals and WREZ Hubs
Major Transmission Projects
 
DOI Solar Initiative <ul><li>June 20 announcement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interior Department targeting 24 federal land trac...
Who guides* development? <ul><li>Landowners – Trust lands, BLM, USFS, State </li></ul><ul><li>Mineral/ Resource Owner – No...
Will we still need coal?
What can you do to help meet the  Utah’s Energy Goals? <ul><li>Lead by example. </li></ul><ul><li>Baseline your energy use...
Contact information <ul><li>Mary Ann Wright </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Resource Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>324 South Stat...
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  1. 1. National Energy Foundation Overview of Energy in Utah and Utah’s Energy Goals <ul><li>Mary Ann Wright </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Resource Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Governor’s Office </li></ul><ul><li>November 7, 2009 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Utah’s Energy Resources <ul><li>President Lincoln called Utah the “Treasure House of the Nation” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Commodity–rich Utah <ul><li>Just about every commodity mined in USA is present or mined in Utah. </li></ul><ul><li>Every energy resource exists in Utah. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-renewables: Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Uranium, Oil Shale, Tar Sands </li></ul><ul><li>Renewables: Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Hydro, Biomass </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Look at Energy Resources <ul><li>Utah ranks in top quarter of states in production of oil, gas, & coal. </li></ul><ul><li>Utah just beginning to tap potential for RE = Renewable Energy. </li></ul><ul><li>EE = Energy Efficiency is an important resource to be ‘mined’. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Coal supplies most of Utah’s power
  6. 6. Electricity by Source - Utah
  7. 7. Utah’s Oil and Gas Resources
  8. 8. Coal Resources
  9. 9. Coal Fields of the US
  10. 10. Utah’s Uranium Resources
  11. 11. Utah’s Oil Shale Resources
  12. 12. Utah’s Renewable Resources <ul><li>Utah Renewable Energy Zone Phase I Resource Report, January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Publication of Governor’s Energy Advisor and Utah State Energy Program, UGS </li></ul><ul><li>On-line at www.geology.utah.gov/sep </li></ul><ul><li>UREZ Phase II underway to look at Transmission (TX) for Renewable development. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Solar Renewable Energy Zones Estimated Electrical Generation Potential: 826 Gigawatts
  14. 15. SunSmart Solar <ul><li>St. George, Washington County. January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>100 Units installed to date. Average unit output: 140 kWhs/month </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens buy a solar panel that is installed in a solar farm and receive a utility credit on their bill. </li></ul>SunSmart Solar Website 2009
  15. 16. Wind Renewable Energy Zones Estimated Electrical Generation Potential: 9,145 Megawatts. Potential was found in 24 of 29 Counties.
  16. 17. Spanish Fork Wind Power Plant <ul><li>Spanish Fork City, Utah County. August 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>9 Turbines produce: 18.9 mW capacity </li></ul>Photo courtesy Rocky Mountain Power
  17. 18. Geothermal Renewable Energy Zones Estimated Electrical Generation Potential: 1,330 Megawatts
  18. 19. Blundell Geothermal Plant <ul><li>Milford, Beaver County. July 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>34 mW Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Rocky Mountain Power clean energy plant </li></ul><ul><li>Serves electricity needs of more than 25,000 average residential customers </li></ul><ul><li>First geothermal power plant in the U.S. outside of CA </li></ul>Photo courtesy Rocky Mountain Power
  19. 20. Orrin G. Hatch Thermo Springs <ul><li>Beaver County. November 2008, built in 6 months. </li></ul><ul><li>10 mW capacity in 2008; up to 235 mW future development </li></ul>Photo courtesy of Raser Technologies
  20. 21. Solar, Wind and Geothermal Renewable Energy Zones with Existing Transmission Lines
  21. 22. Summary Findings of UREZ <ul><li>Wind ~ 9,145 MW </li></ul>Solar ~ 826 GW Geothermal ~ 1,330 MW
  22. 23. WESTERN RENEWABLE ENERGY ZONES and UREZ Areas
  23. 24. ENERGY EFFICIENCY- our easiest resource to mine American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
  24. 25. Energy Efficiency Retrofits <ul><li>Orem printing house installation, May 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Saves 30 to 70% of cooling costs </li></ul><ul><li>Annual energy savings of 5.7 kwh per sq. ft. per year </li></ul><ul><li>RoofShade, Inc. Sandy, Utah-based company was recognized in the 2008 Utah Innovation of the Year Awards by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council </li></ul><ul><li>Photos by Governor’s Energy Advisor’s Office </li></ul>
  25. 26. Rebates and tax incentives <ul><li>State of Utah – tax incentives: www.geology.utah.gov/sep </li></ul><ul><li>Questar – Thermwise rebates </li></ul><ul><li>Rocky Mountain Power – rebates, Blue Sky grants and incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Look to municipal and other power providers for innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>Federal tax incentives – www.doe.gov </li></ul>
  26. 27. Utah’s Energy Goals <ul><li>Energy Efficiency – 20% by 2015 </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy – 20% by 2025 </li></ul><ul><li>GHG - Reduce Green House Gas emissions to 2005 levels by 2020 </li></ul>
  27. 28. RENEWABLE ENERGY DSIRE: www.dsireusa.org October 2008 State Goal <ul><li>PA: 18% ** by 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>NJ: 22.5% by 2021 </li></ul>CT: 23% by 2020 MA: 15% by 2020 + 1% annual increase (Class I Renewables) WI : requirement varies by utility; 10% by 2015 goal IA: 105 MW MN: 25% by 2025 (Xcel: 30% by 2020) TX: 5,880 MW by 2015 <ul><li>AZ: 15% by 2025 </li></ul>CA: 20% by 2010 <ul><li>* NV: 20% by 2015 </li></ul>ME: 30% by 2000 10% by 2017 - new RE State RPS HI: 20% by 2020 RI: 16% by 2020 <ul><li>CO: 20% by 2020 (IOUs) </li></ul><ul><li>*10% by 2020 (co-ops & large munis ) </li></ul><ul><li>DC: 11% by 2022 </li></ul><ul><li>NY: 24% by 2013 </li></ul>MT: 15% by 2015 IL: 25% by 2025 VT: (1) RE meets any increase in retail sales by 2012; (2) 20% by 2017 *WA: 15% by 2020 <ul><li>MD: 20% by 2022 </li></ul><ul><li>NH: 23.8% in 2025 </li></ul>* VA: 12% by 2022 MO: 11% by 2020 <ul><li>*DE: 20% by 2019 </li></ul><ul><li>NM: 20% by 2020 (IOUs) </li></ul><ul><li>10% by 2020 (co-ops) </li></ul><ul><li>NC: 12.5% by 2021 (IOUs) </li></ul><ul><li>10% by 2018 (co-ops & munis) </li></ul>ND: 10% by 2015 SD: 10% by 2015 * UT: 20% by 2025 <ul><li>OH: 25%** by 2025 </li></ul>Solar water heating eligible
  28. 29. Getting Energy to Market <ul><li>Transmission and Pipelines </li></ul>
  29. 30. PIPELINES Photo from UNEV Pipeline LLC Website Holly-UNEV – Petroleum pipeline from Woods Cross to Las Vegas ~350 miles in Utah Ruby Pipeline - Natural gas pipeline from Opal WY to Malin, OR, through Utah, 670 miles El Paso Natural Gas Corporation, Ruby Pipeline Company Photo from FERC Mailing
  30. 31. Major Transmission Proposals and WREZ Hubs
  31. 32. Major Transmission Projects
  32. 34. DOI Solar Initiative <ul><li>June 20 announcement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interior Department targeting 24 federal land tracts in six Western States for evaluation for solar generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 100,000 MW of potential generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation to be completed in late 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Areas under evaluation </li></ul></ul>
  33. 35. Who guides* development? <ul><li>Landowners – Trust lands, BLM, USFS, State </li></ul><ul><li>Mineral/ Resource Owner – No one owns the sun or the wind – yet. </li></ul><ul><li>Geothermal – resource owned by federal government and state </li></ul><ul><li>Permitting agencies at state level* </li></ul><ul><li>* = Regulates </li></ul>
  34. 36. Will we still need coal?
  35. 37. What can you do to help meet the Utah’s Energy Goals? <ul><li>Lead by example. </li></ul><ul><li>Baseline your energy use. Conduct an Energy Audit – what/where are your big energy uses? </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of Energy Efficiency and look at using incentives to do so. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at your energy use in transportation. Ask: how can this change? </li></ul>
  36. 38. Contact information <ul><li>Mary Ann Wright </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Resource Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>324 South State Street </li></ul><ul><li>Salt Lake City, UT 84111 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>801-538-8726 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.energy.utah.gov/ </li></ul>

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