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Past Events in Utah

14 event(s).

4th Annual Milford Renewable Energy Fair

Date: 4/26/2012

Location: Milford, UT

Contact: Jake Hardman

Phone: 435-865-3943

Milford High School

Includes the grand unveiling of the Southwest Utah Renewable Energy Center (SUTREC) Mobile Energy Education Center. Student contests include:

  • Mini Wind Turbine Design
  • Hydropower Design
  • Solar Thermal Design
  • Electric Car Endurance Race

Displays from over 40 industry leaders will be shown. For planning purposes, please register.

Utah Wind Working Group Meeting: Model Wind Ordinance Review

Date: 11/17/2009

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Contact: Elise Brown

Phone: (801) 537-3365

Department of Natural Resources, 1594 W. North Temple, Room 1010.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
In this meeting we will review the comments submitted for the Model Wind Ordinance that was discussed in our last meeting. We received great feedback, and many comments were implemented into the ordinance.

The Utah State Energy Program plans on presenting our findings for the ordinance to the Utah State Legislature Natural Resources Committee the following day during Interim Session.

Utah Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 6/16/2009

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Contact: Elise Brown

Phone: 801-537-3365

Utah State Capitol, East Senate Building, Copper Room.

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tentative Agenda

  • Larry Flowers, Technical Director of the Wind Powering America Program of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and U.S. Department of Energy will speak on the latest updates and findings on wind integration, economic benefits, wind and water issues, and wind ordinances.
  • Utah Model Wind Ordinance discussion and review of Senate Joint Resolution 1. We will discuss how to move forward to reach consensus on a best practices model wind ordinance, which will be presented to the Utah State Legislature this fall.

While RSVP-ing is not required to join this meeting, please send an email to Elise Brown if you plan to attend, so we can better accommodate.

Utah Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 2/25/2009

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Contact: Elise Brown

Phone: (801) 537-3365

Department of Environmental Quality, 168 North 1950 West, Room 101.

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Addressing Utah's Future Water Demands by Investing in Renewable Energy

Stacy Tellinghuisen

Water is essential to sustain agriculture, municipalities, industrial operations, and many forms of electricity generation. In many regions of the country, freshwater use — from both surface and groundwater sources — is unsustainable. As cities and electricity needs grow, finite water resources will become more stressed; production of transportation fuels from alternative sources like oil shale may exacerbate these stresses.

Using the State of Utah as a case study, we assess future water demands under several different development scenarios. Under a "business as usual" trajectory, water demands for electricity generation and municipalities are likely to increase. In our alternate scenarios, we demonstrate that increased investment in wind and other renewable resources, energy efficiency, and municipal water use efficiency will all be essential in meeting Utah's future water needs. Finally, we present a series of policy recommendations for meeting Utah's future water needs. Perhaps most important among these is long range, integrated planning between the energy and water sectors.

Perspectives and Case Studies from Wind Power Development in Iowa, Colorado and Utah.

Sandra Reategui

Job generation and retention in rural America and in manufacturing regions of the country are of keen interest to state policy makers and to local communities. Quantifying the economic development impacts from wind power projects can provide important information for the enactment of sound state and federal policies. This presentation by Sandra Reategui, of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), illustrates the economic impact (including land-lease payments to farmers and ranchers, tax revenue, economic activities, and employment) achieved by the commercial development of wind power in Iowa, Colorado, and Utah. This analysis provides not only a summary of benefits to the state's population, but also provides a sense of the economic development opportunities associated with other wind project scenarios, including the U.S. Department of Energy's "20% Wind Energy by 2030" scenario. The results and analysis that will be presented are from NREL's Job and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) model.

Bio Information

Stacy Tellinghuisen works on both sides of the energy/water nexus at Western Resource Advocates, assessing both the impacts of energy on water resources, and the energy demands of new and existing water supplies. Prior to working for WRA, Stacy researched the energy and carbon benefits of recycled water in Southern California, and worked on water resource issues for a small town in Utah. Stacy has a Master's degree in Environmental Science and Management from U.C. Santa Barbara, and a B.A. from Carleton College. Between college and graduate school, Stacy taught environmental education to school groups in parks throughout California and Utah.

Sandra Reategui is a researcher in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Her main areas of research include state-level economic impact from wind energy projects, JEDI modeling, and the economic value of water. She has a Master's degree in applied economics complemented by an earlier degree encompassing business and journalism. Prior to joining NREL, she worked as a graduate research associate at the Center for the Market Diffusion of Renewable Energy and Clean Technology at Utah State University.

Utah Renewable Energy Zone Task Force Meeting

Date: 10/9/2008

Location: UT

Contact: Jason Berry

Phone: 801-538-5413

Department of Natural Resources, 1594 W. North Temple, Room 112 (Parks and Rec.).

2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
The purpose of the Utah Renewable Energy Zone Task Force is to promote the development of renewable energy resources to meet the goal of 20% of Utah's electricity by 2025.

Calling In

If you call in, please do not place us on hold! For those interested in calling in the call in number is: 1-866-899-8441, Room Number: Dial *8104183* (Wait for meeting to start).

Solar and Wind Working Group Meetings

Date: 9/9/2008

Location: UT

Contact: Elise Brown

The first Solar and Wind Working Group meetings for the Utah Renewable Energy Zone (UREZ) Task Force will be held on Tuesday, September 9th. Both groups will be meeting in the Department of Natural Resources located at 1594 West North Temple, Room 1060. We will be providing a luncheon for the meetings.

  • The Solar group will meet from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
  • The Wind group will meet from 2:00 PM to 4:00 p.m.

Utah Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 8/18/2008

Location: Coalville area, UT

Contact: Elise Brown

1:00 p.m.

2007 Harvesting Energy Summit: Rural Prosperity through Renewable Energy

Date: 2/26/2007 to 2/28/2007

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Wind Powering America is a co-sponsor and will be hosting an exhibit.
Farmers, ranchers and rural entrepreneurs are leading the way to a brighter future based on developing renewable energy. By harnessing the power of the wind, the sun, the heat of the earth and their own crops, they are demonstrating how to spark rural prosperity and promote greater energy independence.

The 2nd Annual Harvesting Energy Summit will be an exciting three-day gathering of rural leaders and champions from Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.

Wind for Rural Economic Development

A mix of workshops and speakers that will help rural communities pursue new projects and reap the financial benefits of developing wind power. Wind Powering America is the lead sponsor of this day.

Public Policy

Join other leaders from your state to learn about innovative policies that will expand the use of renewable energy, prioritize policy objectives for your state, and develop an action plan for the coming year. There will also be forums for leaders in academia, agriculture, business, and government to interact across state lines.

Biomass

Get an in-depth look at the latest technology, learn from communities that are putting it to use, and troubleshoot challenges. BBI International is the lead sponsor of this day.

Workshop on USDA's 2006 Section 9006 "Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Programs"

Date: 2/10/2006

Location: Logan, UT

Contact: Nykole Littleboy, Utah State Energy Program

Phone: 801-538-5413

Draft Agenda (PDF 124 KB) Download Adobe Reader.

Workshop on USDA's 2006 Section 9006 "Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Programs"

Date: 2/9/2006

Location: Provo, UT

Contact: Nykole Littleboy, Utah State Energy Program

Phone: 801-538-5413

USDA Service Center, 302 East 1860 South.
Draft Agenda (PDF 124 KB) Download Adobe Reader.

Workshop on USDA's 2006 Section 9006 "Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Programs"

Date: 2/8/2006

Location: St. George, UT

Contact: Nykole Littleboy, Utah State Energy Program

Phone: 801-538-5413

Comfort Suites, 1239 South Main Street.
Draft Agenda (PDF 124 KB) Download Adobe Reader.

Utah Wind and Solar Energy Conference

Date: 10/1/2003

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Contact: Christine Watson

Phone: 801-538-4792

The Utah Energy Office and the Department of Energy presented a lineup of nationally recognized speakers addressing the progress of wind energy development in the United States and Utah, and ways to become involved in this trend. Please read the brochure for information about workshop topics (PDF 155 KB) or visit the online proceedings.

Utah Wind Power Workshop: Emerging Opportunities

Date: 10/1/2001

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

The conference focused on economic benefits of wind energy development to landowners, municipalities, tribes, and regional business development; examined opportunities and issues important to landowners; and the nuts and bolts of developing a small-scale wind project for residential or farm applications. Sessions also focused on Utah's wind resource, wind technology, economics, project development, environmental issues, state policy and incentives, net metering, transmission, large scale utility operations issues, and resource assessment. Sponsors were DOE/Wind Powering America, the Utah Energy Office, Utah Power, Western Area Power Administration, and over 15 other private sector partners.

Supplying Advanced Materials and Components for Wind Power Systems

Date: 8/29/2001

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

The primary purpose of the workshop was to identify methods to improve the performance and lower the costs of both small and large wind power systems. Forty-eight attendees from aluminum, chemical, composite material, fiberglass, metal casting, plastics, and steel industries met with wind turbine manufacturers to identify useful new materials and manufacturing processes. For more information, please read the news article, "Metals, Chemical, Fiberglass Industries Meet to Discuss Cheaper Wind Turbine Manufacturing Options."