UTAH — The month of October is Energy Awareness month across the country. The Utah Office of Energy Development (UOED) took a moment to remind us that Utah has a wide assortment of energy producers in the state.
Along with the rest of the globe, Utah still uses coal, oil, and gas to produce energy in various capacities. Utah is unique in that the list of options covers far more than that, including wind turbines, hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, and geothermic.
As we think about where our energy comes from and the need to be more energy efficient in our everyday lives, the UOED put together an Energy Savor Guide for 2022 that covers everything from vehicles, both electric and combustion, to improving your home with energy-efficient windows or smart programmable thermostats.
Utah is also the home of Utah FORGE, a dedicated underground field laboratory sponsored by the US Department of Energy for “developing, testing, and accelerating breakthroughs in Enhanced Geothermal Systems technologies.” Utah FORGE is located in Milford in Beaver County, near the Mineral Mountains. The lab puts Utah at the forefront of geothermal energy development and is currently experimenting with “drilling, stimulation, injection-production, and subsurface imaging technologies required to establish and sustain continuous energy production.”