Utah Rural Energy Diversification & Innovation Cluster
Coalition Lead Applicant: Utah Office of Energy Development
Region (applicant-defined): Utah’s rural South, Southeast, East and Central regions
Cluster Sector(s): Energy and Resilience; Building and Construction
The Utah Energy Diversity and Innovation Cluster Coalition, led by the Utah Office of Energy Development, aims to diversify Utah’s rural South, Southeast, East and Central regional economy away from deep dependency on coal mining and coal-powered energy to an interstate regional producer of diverse, reliable, low-carbon power and energy technologies. The coalition proposes four component projects to support the cluster: 1.) advanced energy research, 2.) a smart manufacturing commercialization and innovation center, 3.) an entrepreneurial ecosystem support center, and 4.) training and transitioning the local workforce.