This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. Utah is an energy-rich state – producing clean wind, solar, geothermal, and hydroelectric power, as well as coal, oil, and natural gas. Here to discuss our energy future is Thom Carter, the executive director for the Utah Office of Energy Development.


Energy is an enabler and makes our modern life possible. In Utah, we take an any-of-the-above approach to energy, allowing all forms to compete in the market – from wind and solar to oil and gas and geothermal. That competition enables us to have some of the lowest energy prices in the nation.

This doesn’t happen by accident. 

From the days of the pioneers, Utah has had a commitment and tradition to planning for the future. In that spirit, our office spent the last year gathering expert and public input to create a plan ensuring Utah’s energy stays affordable, stays reliable, and stays sustainable. 

We just released the work of those efforts, which encourages more innovation in energy production, increases reliability, and encourages environmentally conscious decisions so we can keep our lights on and our homes warm. We encourage you to visit our state’s new plan at


Affordable energy is a must have in our global economy and Utah is fortunate to have some of the lowest electricity prices in the nation. That helps keep our businesses competitive and homes comfortable all year long. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.