NEWS: Renewable energy developers call for energy task force, deregulation

Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — A representative of the country’s largest independent solar power plant developer encouraged a Utah legislative committee on Wednesday to consider launching an energy task force to look at deregulating the power industry in the state.

R. Steve Creamer, executive chairman of sPower and the former CEO of EnergySolutions, also warned the Public Utilities, Energy and Technology Interim Committee that failing to make changes to boost the state’s portfolio of utility-scale renewable power generation would have dire economic consequences. That could include, Creamer said, losing out on luring big tech companies that are requiring renewable power access at expansion locations

“Happy to take you to a meeting and have them tell you,” Creamer said.”Walmart, Microsoft, Amazon… ‘We won’t come to your state unless we can buy green power.’ It’s what they want to do.”

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