State and Local Policy Database

Utah

State Scorecard Rank

17

Utah

22.0Scored out of 50Updated 9/2016
State Government
Score: 4 out of 6
State Government Summary List All

The state offers financial incentives for energy-efficient investments, including PACE financing. The state government leads by example by requiring energy-efficient public buildings and fleets, benchmarking energy use, and encouraging the use of energy savings performance contracts. Researched focused on energy efficiency takes place at several institutions in the state.

Financial Incentives List All

Financial Incentive information for Utah is provided by the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE Utah). In response to stakeholder input, the Utah Governors’ Office of Energy Development recently developed new legislation to revise the existing C-PACE program. This legislation was passed into law in March 2017.  In addition to the state-funded incentives on DSIRE, Utah has enabled Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing and has one active program. For additional information on PACE, visit PACENation.

Last Updated: July 2017

Building Energy Disclosure List All

There is no disclosure policy in place. However, in 2015 the state pased SB 217, revising its Facilities Maintenance Standard and launching the large-scale installation of meters over the next five years.

Last Updated: July 2017

Public Building Requirements List All

Passed in 2006, HB 80 required the creation and implementation of a state building energy efficiency program, which shall develop guidelines/procedures and goals for energy efficiency for state buildings. The program must also analyze and benchmark state agencies' energy consumption. That same year, the governor issued Executive Order 2006-0004, which called for a 20 percent increase in the energy efficiency of state buildings by 2015. This Directive led the Division of Facilities Construction and Management to implement the use of the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool as the state benchmarking tool and to require all state buildings to benchmark energy consumption using Portfolio Manager. Utah also uses UMPro, SkySpark, and Lucif Interface Building Dashboards to benchmark public buildings. In FY 2015 the Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) submitted the State Building Energy Efficiency Program Report to the Governor and Legislature.

In Spring 2015, the Utah Governor's Office of Energy Development, CFSM, Division of Administrative Services, and Salt Lake City Public Schools began very early discussions to develop a statewide benchmarking, challenge and recognition program. S.B. 217 (2015) requires all state buildings to report their utility expenditures and energy and water consumption annually at the building level and report to the Governor and Legislature annually. Each state agency must designate a staff member that is responsible for coordinating energy efficiency efforts within the agency; provide energy consumption and costs information to the division; develop strategies for improving energy efficiency and reducing energy costs; and provide the division with information regarding the agency's energy efficiency and reduction strategies. As part of this initiative, the Division of Facilities Construction and Management are identifying structures that require building-level meters and are working to meter those buildings in order to fulfill the reporting requirements. The Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management estimates that 15 percent of state government building square footage is benchmarked. A standard of quality and a method of centralized reporting are being established in FY 2017. The Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management released an RFP for a vendor to meter buildings and develop an online benchmarking platform. The vendor has been selected and the scope of work is being executed.

DFCM requires new state building construction and major renovations to comply with the High Performance Building Standard (HPBS).

Last Updated: July 2017

Fleets List All

In 2014, Utah established a target for 50% of all state fleet vehicles to run on compressed natural gas by July 1, 2018 (S.B. 99). In addition, Utah Transit Authority received a $5.4 million low- or no-emission vehicle deployment grant this year from the Federal Transit Administration for the purchase of five electric buses. The new vehicles will support service from downtown Salt Lake City to the University of Utah, which partnered with UTA in securing the grant. 

HB110 (March 2007) “State Fleet Efficiency Requirements” is intended to accomplish three goals: (1) reduce fleet costs or increase energy efficiency; (2) improve air quality by decreasing the carbon output from state vehicles; and (3) reduce the state’s dependence on foreign oil. It requires agencies that use state fleet vehicles to design programs that will reduce fleet costs by increasing energy efficiency through decreasing the volume of fuel used, increasing fleet mpg, and implementing improved maintenance of vehicles, among other approaches. As part of H.B. 110, the Utah State Fleet works to reduce fleet operation's vehicle count, reduce operating costs, and increase total miles per gallon (MPG). Utah's FY2016 report describes the state's progress. The Division of Fleet Operations (DFO) reduced the number of their vehicles by 65 to help implement their first goal. DFO also reduced its operating costs from $4,176,890 in FY 2015 to $3,887,160 in FY 2016. Finally, DFO reduced the total miles driven between FY 2015 to FY 2016 from 80,402,859 to 79,755,324 despite an increase in total number of gallons consumed (134,506 additional gallons) and higher average MPG from 14.3 in FY 2015 to 13.8 in FY 2016.  Between FY 2012 and FY 2016, that resulted in a total miles reduction of 631,624.

Last Updated: July 2017

Energy Savings Performance Contracting List All

Utah’s ESPC work was initiated by legislation – the Quality Growth Act of 1999 – directing Utah to undertake “aggressive programs to reduce energy use in state facilities in order to reduce operating costs of government and to set an example for the public.”

Following an executive order in 2006 by Governor Jon Huntsman that called for an increase in energy efficiency in state buildings, the use of ESPCs exploded in Utah as a means of attaining these goals. The Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM), in partnership with the Governor's Office of Energy Development, maintains a prequalified list of ESCO through a cooperative contract with State Purchasing allowing this list to be used by all public entities across the State. The Division of Facilities Construction and Management, in partnership with the Governor's Office of Energy Development is, in complement to this existing contract, developing a pre-qualified list of third-party reviewers to represent public entities in the review of ESCO services offered. Within DFCM, the State Building Energy Efficiency Program (SBEEP) is the primary entity in the state that assists with all forms of energy efficiency improvements (including ESPCs). SBEEP oversaw the selection of prequalified ESCOs to provide services in the Energy Performance Contract Program (EPCP) and allow interested agencies and institutions to bypass the solicitation and selection process, thereby expediting ESPC processes and cost recovery. This program now focuses on large state university and college campuses. In addition, the Governor's Office of Energy Development and energy performance contracting stakeholders agreed to reinstate the Utah Chapter of the Energy Services Coalition to raise awareness and educate stakeholders about energy performance contracting opportunities. 

The Governor's Office of Energy Development (OED) and Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) successfully established a new, pre-approved list of of third party reviewers for energy savings performance contracting (ESPC). The list complements a pre-approved list of energy savings companies and fills a gap identified by ESPC end users. The national Energy Services Coalition, State Liaison Team conducted a three-part survey with OED and DFCM to evaluate their approaches to Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contracting (GESPC). Overall, the ESC found that Utah fulfills the majority of metrics for a successful GESPC program, including a contract terms of up to 20 years and a requirement that energy savings companies guarantee savings.

Last Updated: July 2017

Research & Development List All

The University of Utah leads the Alliance for Computationally-guided Design of Energy Efficiency Electronic Materials (CDE3M), a partnership between the University of Utah, Boston University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Pennsylvania State University, Harvard University, Brown University, the University of California, Davis, and the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy. This program was formed as a result of a need by the U.S. Army for more energy efficient power supplies and materials. Research areas include electrochemical energy devices, heterogeneous metamorphic electronics, and hybrid photonic devices.

The USTAR Energy Research Triangle (ERT) Program offers competitive grants aime at fostering energy innovation across Utah's universities. The program offers two categories of grants: one that encourages collaboration among researcher professors across the state, and another for students conducting research on energy.

Last Updated: August 2017

Buildings
Score: 5.5 out of 8
Buildings Summary List All

Utah’s Uniform Building Code (UUBC) for residential and commercial building energy codes is mandatory statewide. Residential and commercial construction must comply with the 2015 IECC, however the residential code includes weakening amendments. The state participated in a compliance pilot study, and works with utilities to provide code training.

Residential Codes List All

Utah’s Uniform Building Code (UUBC) for residential building energy codes is mandatory statewide. Residential building construction must comply with an amended version of the 2015 IECC. While localities may adopt stretch codes, it is a difficult process to do so. As a result, none have adopted stretch codes.

Last Updated: August 2017

Commercial Code List All

Utah’s Uniform Building Code (UUBC) for commercial building energy codes is mandatory statewide. Commercial construction must comply with the 2015 IECC. While localities may adopt stretch codes, it is a difficult process to do so. As a result, none have adopted stretch codes.

Last Updated: August 2017

Compliance List All
  • Gap Analysis/Strategic Compliance Plan: Between 2010 and 2011, Utah was chosen to evaluate residential buildings against the 2006 IECC and commercial buildings against the 2009 IECC (https://www.energycodes.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Compliance%20Pilot%20Studies%20Final%20Report.pdf). Utah's pilot study was performed in two phases. The focus of Phase 1 was for the state and 10 local jurisdictions to gain experience conducting an evaluation of this type, and derive an initial assessment of energy code compliance. Concurrently with Phase 1 of their study, Utah developed a Utah Energy Code Compliance Roadmap to illustrate the best path forward for increasing energy code compliance in the state. For the Phase 2 study, 42 new residential buildings were evaluated across 22 jurisdictions, based on a random sample of homes generated by the State Sample Generator. To save time, each code inspector attempted to complete a 4-way inspection ,which looks at rough framing, rough plumbing, rough heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC), and rough electrical.
  • Baseline & Updated Compliance Studies: Utah participated in a compliance pilot study in 2011 using PNNL methodology that showed compliance above 85% for residential and 80% for commercial buildings (both new and renovated).
  • Utility Involvement: The Office of Energy Development provides energy code training in conjunction with Rocky Mountain Power and Questar Gas. There is no specific utility commission guidance regarding utility code support.
  • Stakeholder Advisory Group: Utah established the Uniform Building Code Commission to review and provide recommendations to the state legislature in the adoption of building codes. As part of its process, the Uniform Building Code Commission holds public hearings to gather public input on energy code adoption decisions. The UBCC meets on a monthly basis and through its Education Committee, supports a variety of associations throughout the state focused on training and improving compliance.
  • Training/Outreach: The Governor's Office of Energy Development, in cooperation with the largest utilities in the state, manages an existing energy code compliance training program (Building Talks) that provides basic training in the current residential and commercial energy code and provides training on high performance building standards. The annual budget for 2016-2017 is $100,000, which supported 22 outreach and training events. Utah also maintains a long-standing Energy Code Ambassador network comprised of code officials who completed targeted training offered by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project. These ambassadors work with other code officials through a peer-to-peer network to advance energy code compliance and enforcement.

Last Updated: July 2017

CHP
Score: 1 out of 4
CHP Summary List All

Utah offers some incentives for CHP projects. Four new systems were installed in Utah in 2016.

Interconnection StandardsList All

On April 1, 2010, the Utah Public Service Commission (PSC) adopted final rules for interconnection. The rules took effect April 30, 2010 and are based on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) interconnection standards for small generators, adopted in May 2005 by FERC Order 2006. Utah's rules for interconnection include provisions for three levels of interconnection for systems up to 20 MW, based on system complexity. Interconnection requirements, standards and review procedures are divided into three tiers. While CHP is not specifically defined as an eligible technology, the regulatory rules are interpreted as applicable to all electric generation resources.

Last Updated: August 2017

Encouraging CHP as a ResourceList All

There are currently no state policies designed to acquire energy savings from CHP (like other efficiency resources) or energy generation from CHP (in terms of kWh production) that apply to all forms of CHP.

Last Updated: August 2017

Deployment IncentivesList All

Incentives, grants, or financing: Some CHP systems may be eligible for incentives through the state's Alternative Energy Development Incentive (AEDI). This incentive program uses a wide definition of "alternative" energy, including biomass, petroleum coke and shale oil. The incentive is only available to those projects located in a designated or registered Alternative Energy Development Zone. The incentive itself can be up to a 100% credit of new state taxes over the life of the project.

Net Metering: Utah law requires their only investor-owned utility, Rocky Mountain Power (RMP), and most electric cooperatives to offer net metering to customers who generate electricity using renewables. Systems that use waste gas and waste heat capture or recovery are eligible. Net metering is available for residential systems up to 25 kilowatts (kW) in capacity and non-residential systems up to two megawatts (MW) in capacity. HB 145 of 2010 broadened the definition of a customer generation system to remove a requirement that the system be owned or leased by the utility customer.

Last Updated: August 2017

Additional Supportive PoliciesList All

Some additional supportive policies exist to encourage CHP in Utah. Some bottoming cycle or waste heat to power systems may be eligible for the Alternative Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit and the Alternative Energy Development Incentive. CHP is an eligible technology for financial assistance under Utah's U-Save Energy Efficiency Fund, State Building Energy Efficiency Fund, and Commercial PACE.

The state enacted its Energy Resource and Carbon Emission Reduction Initiative (S.B. 202) in March 2008. This law is most accurately described as a voluntary, renewable portfolio goal (RPG). Specifically, the law requires that utilities only need to pursue renewable energy to the extent that it is "cost-effective" to do so. Eligible “renewables” include electric generation facilities that produce electricity from waste gas and waste heat.

The Governor's Office of Energy Development also organizes and manages a heat and Power Working Group comprised of local stakeholders who collaborate to advance the deployment of new CHP projects. The Office also supports the Industrial Energy Efficiency Challenge to encourage Utah industries to voluntarily adopt more efficient practices, including CHP.

Last Updated: August 2017

Utilities
Score: 7.5 out of 20
Utilities Summary List All

Utah's utilities administer and implement a growing portfolio of energy efficiency programs as required by the Utah Public Service Commission as part of integrated resource plans, in place since 1992, that are filed biennially by the utilities and include demand-side resources and associated programs. Utility energy efficiency program investments and energy savings have grown significantly in recent years and are now above the national average.  The state’s largest electric utility, Rocky Mountain Power (RMP), serves around 80 percent of Utah’s population. These programs are funded via a 3% tariff rider on customer bills.

Utah recently passed legislation (House Joint Resolution 9) that calls for Utah's electric utilities to reduce the state's energy consumption by 1% annually. The bill also calls for natural gas utilities to save 0.5% annually.  It encourages the use of “all available cost-effective energy efficiency.”

In September 2009, the PSC approved RMP’s request to increase its utility bill surcharge to pay for demand-side management (DSM) programs to 4.6%. Utah’s main natural gas utility, Questar Gas, began implementing efficiency programs in 2007. Questar's CET decoupling mechanism was changed from a pilot program to ongoing in 2010. Utah's funding and commitment to energy efficiency programs has increased significantly over the past several years. 

The most recent budgets for energy efficiency programs and electricity and natural gas savings can be found in the State Spending and Savings Tables.

For further reading, in October 2007, as part of the State Clean Energy Resource Project, ACEEE completed the report Utah Energy Efficiency Strategy Policy Options.

Last Updated: July 2017

Customer Energy Efficiency Programs List All

Utah's funding and commitment to utility energy efficiency programs has increased significantly over the past several years. The state's largest investor-owned utility, Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) (PacifiCorp), administers and provides a comprehensive set of energy efficiency programs as part of integrated resource planning. The Utah Public Service Commission (UPSC) reviews and approves these plans and associated program plans and budgets. Electric efficiency programs are funded through a tariff rider on customer bills, as allowed under Utah Code Section 54-7-12.8(2),which states that the commission may approve a tariff under which an electrical corporation includes a line item charge on its customer bills to recover the costs incurred by the electrical corporation for demand side management. RMP’s utility bill surcharge to pay for demand-side management (DSM) programs is 3.8% as of June 2017.

Questar Gas, the only natural gas utility regulated by the UPSC, also administers energy efficiency programs.  In 2006, the UPSC approved the Conservation Enabling Tariff (CET) allowing Questar to collect a fixed revenue-per-customer on a monthly basis in exchange for promoting customer energy efficiency programs; demand-side management (DSM) programs; and a low-income assistance program. Questar provides a wide range of energy efficiency programs for residential and business customers.

The most recent budgets for energy efficiency programs and electricity and natural gas savings can be found in the State Spending and Savings Tables.

Last Updated: July 2017

Energy Efficiency as a Resource List All

Utah's integrated resource planning requirements were established in 1992.  Utilities file biennial integrated resource plans which include demand-side resources and associated programs. From the IRP guidelines, “The [IRP] process should result in the selection of the optimal set of resources given the expected combination of costs, risk and uncertainty.” Standard and Guidelines, 1. Definition. Also, PacifiCorp’s IRPs must include “An evaluation of all present and future resources, including future market opportunities (both demand-side and supply-side) on a consistent and comparable basis. Standards and Guidelines, 4.b.

In March 2009, the Utah Legislature passed HJR 9, a Joint Resolution on Cost-effective Energy Efficiency and Utility Demand-Side Management. This resolution recognizes the multifaceted benefits of utility energy efficiency and sets non-binding energy savings goals of at least 1 percent per year for Utah’s electric corporations and at least 0.5 percent per year for Utah’s natural gas utility corporations.

In March 2016, the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 115, the "Sustainable Transportation and Energy Plan Act" ("STEP"). STEP authorizes Rocky Mountain Power to implement a combined line-item charge on customer bills to recover DSM-related costs and to capitalize and amortize these costs over a 10-year period. The bill creates a "Regulatory Liability Fund,", which can be used to depreciate thermal generation plant for which the Utah PUC determines depreciation is in the public interest for
compliance with an environmental regulation or another purpose and to offset capitalized DSM costs. STEP also relieves certain customers of the obligation to pay for DSM. More information is available in RMP's 2016 Utah Energy Efficiency and Peak Reduction annual Report.

Last Updated: July 2017

Energy Efficiency Resource Standards List All

In 2008, Utah adopted a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) of 20% by 2025 that allows energy savings from DSM measures to qualify towards the standard without any cap. 

Last Updated: July 2017

Utility Business Model List All

No decoupling mechanism is in place for electric utilities.

In 2003, the Utah Public Service Commission approved Electric Service Schedule 193, Demand Side Management Cost Adjustment. Charges appear on customer bills as “Customer Efficiency Services,” the funding source for cost effective energy efficiency and load management programs approved by the Commission and managed by PacifiCorp. Schedule 193 is a balancing account mechanism where revenues to fund the above programs are collected outside of general rate case proceedings.

On October 5, 2006, Questar Gas was approved to implement a Conservation Enabling Tariff (CET) and Demand-Side Management (DSM) Pilot Program. The CET allows Distribution Non-Gas (“DNG”) revenues received by Questar to be based on the number of customers rather than customers’ gas usage. This is considered to be a form of decoupling. On June 24, 2009, the Pilot Program was extended to operate until December 31, 2010 (PSC Docket No. 05-057-T01, October 2006). Questar's CET decoupling mechanism was changed from a pilot program to ongoing in 2010.  See  Order June 3, 2010 changing the status of the CET from a pilot to permanent.  

Under the Questar Gas ThermWise Business Custom Rebates program, self-directed rebates are available for the installation of energy efficiency measures. Incentives are the lesser of (a) and (b): (a) $10.00/decatherm per first year annual decatherm savings as determined solely by the Company; (b) 50% of the eligible project cost as determined by the Company.  Customers can choose to engage in self-direct and more traditional CRM programs simultaneously, provided the different programs are used to deploy different projects.

HJR 9 expresses support for regulatory mechanisms to help remove utility disincentives and create incentives to increase efficiency and conservation so long as these mechanisms are found to be in the public interest.

Last Updated: July 2017

Evaluation, Measurement, & Verification List All
  • Cost-effectiveness test(s) used: UCT, TRC, PCT, RIM
  • Uses a deemed savings database: yes

The evaluation of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs in Utah relies on regulatory orders (Docket No. 09-035-27).Evaluations are mainly administered by the utilities. Utah has formal requirements for evaluation articulated in Docket No. 09-035-27Docket No. 09-035-74 and Guideline Revisions Report, Exhibits A, B, C and D. Evaluations for each of the utilities are conducted. Utah uses four of the five classic benefit-cost tests identified in the California Standard Practice Manual. These are the Total Resource Cost (TRC), Utility/Program Administrator (UCT), Participant (PCT), and Ratepayer Impact Measure (RIM). Utah specifies the UCT to be its primary test for decision making. The benefit-cost tests are required for overall portfolio, total program, and customer project level screening. The rules for benefit-cost tests are stated in Docket number 09-035-27.

See also Docket No. 17-035-04  for formal requirements for evaluation. Questar Gas Company's requirements are identified docket No. 05-057-T01.  See: Order January 16, 2007, p 7-8.

 

Last Updated: July 2017

Guidelines for Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs List All

Requirements for State and Utility Support of Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs

No specific required spending or savings requirements identified.

Rocky Mountain Power provides low-income weatherization services to income-eligible households through a partnership with the Utah Department of Workforce Services, Housing and Community Development Division ("HCD"). HCD receives federal funds and
subcontracts with seven non-profit agencies that install energy efficiency measures in the homes of income eligible households throughout Rocky Mountain Power's service area. Rocky Mountain Power's funding of 50 percent of the cost of approved measures is leveraged by HCD with the federal funding they receive, allowing more homes to be served each year. Services are at no cost to the program participants. In 2016, the program achieved savings at site of 210,154 kWh and served 332 homes.

Questar Gas Company annually provides $500,000 of low-income ratepayer-funded assistance delivered through a partnership with the Utah Department of Workforce Services, Housing and Community Development Division. It is targeted at replacing inefficient furnaces for income-qualified households. In 2016 1,212 participants were served with savings of 13,225 Dth. In addition, an approved non-profit or governmental organization may apply for rebates under the ThermWise Appliance and Weatherization programs for qualifying measures listed in § 2.10 and §2.14 of the Tariff.
 

Cost-Effectiveness Rules for Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs

The rules for benefit-cost tests are stated in Docket No. 09-035-27. Utah uses the total resource cost (TRC) test, utility cost test (UCT), participant cost test (PCT), and ratepayer impact measure (RIM). Approval of individual DSM programs or portfolios of programs should be based on an overall determination that the program or portfolio is in the public interest after consideration of all five tests and the passage of the threshold test, the UCT. In addition, Utah also utilizes the PacifiCorp TRC (PTRC) test, which follows the Northwest convention of adding 10% to the avoided costs to account for unquantified environmental and transmission and distribution impacts.

Questar Gas Company follows the California Standard Practice Manual. Questar Gas Company's requirements are identified docket No. 05-057-T01.

Coordination of Ratepayer-Funded Low-Income Programs with WAP Services

The Utah Division of Housing and Community Development administer's the state's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Participating households average nearly 33 percent in savings, or approximately $285 per year, after the completion of weatherization improvements. To apply for weatherization assistance, individuals must submit their application to the agency that services the county in which they reside. Benefits are provided in the form of noncash grants to eligible households to make energy-efficiency improvements to those homes.

The HCD contracts with seven (7) Low-Income Efficiency Program Agencies. Those agencies are: Bear River Association of
Governments, Salt Lake Community Action Program, Housing Authority of Utah County, Six County Association of Governments, Five County Association of Governments, Uintah Basin Association of Governments, and Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments, all of which qualify as approved non-profit or governmental organizations (HCD implementation agencies).

Last updated: July 2017

Self Direct and Opt-Out Programs List All

Rocky Mountain Power's self-direct program is a project-based rate credit program that offers up to an 80% credit of eligible project costs back to customers as a rate credit against the 3.7% cost-recovery mechanism (CRM) charge all customers pay. Customers earn a credit up to 100% of their CRM charge, but pay a flat $500/project administrative fee for each self-directed project. Customers can choose to engage in self-direct and more traditional CRM programs simultaneously, provided the different programs are used to deploy different projects. Rocky Mountain Power may qualify participants, at its discretion, based on criteria the Company considers necessary to ensure the effective operation of the measures and utility system. Criteria may include, but will not be limited to cost effectiveness.

More information on large customer self-direct programs can be found in the ACEEE report, Follow the Leaders: Improving Large Customer Self-Direct Programs.

Last Updated: July 2017

Data AccessList All

While Utah has no policy in place that requires utilities to release energy use data to customers or third parties both Questar and Rocky Mountain Power enable customers to retrieve data by logging into their accounts.

Last Updated: July 2017

Transportation
Score: 4 out of 10
Transportation Summary List All

The state offers incentives for high-efficiency vehicles, but has not otherwise pursued policies to encourage efficient transportation systems.

Tailpipe Emission Standards List All

No policy in place or proposed.

Last Updated: July 2017

Transportation System Efficiency List All

Transportation and Land use Integration: No policy in place or proposed.

VMT Targets: No policy in place or proposed.

FAST Freight Plans and Goals: Utah has a state freight plan that identifies a multimodal freight network, but it does not include freight energy or greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Last Updated: July 2017

Transit Funding List All

Utah’s comprehensive transportation funding bill, passed in 2015, allows counties to implement a 0.25 percent local sales tax to fund locally identified transportation needs. 40% of all revenues collected using this mechanism must be awarded to the county transit agency.  

Last Updated: July 2017

Incentives for High-Efficiency Vehicles List All

Until December 2020, taxpayers are eligible for a tax credits for the purchase of qualifying electric heavy-duty vehicles. Vehicles purchased in 2017 are eligible for a $25,000 tax credit. Between 2018 and 2020, tax credits are gradually reduced from $20,000 to $18,000.  

Last Updated: July 2017

Equitable Access to TransportationList All
The Utah Housing Corp prioritizes the development of projects located within 1/3 mile of walking distance along public access to an existing or currently under construction Trax or FrontRunner stop/station but not bus lines. They also includes bus routes that are considered to be "core" routes that tend to not change over time. Last updated: September 2017
Appliance Standards
Score: 0 out of 2
Appliance Standards Summary List All

Utah has not set appliance standards beyond those required by the federal government.

Last Updated: June 2017