Utah will utilize Recovery Act SEP funds to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy in residential, commercial, public education, transportation, school, and government buildings. The state will provide financial incentives to low-income housing developments and commercial and government buildings that perform energy efficiency upgrades. For instance, low income housing units will qualify for free insulation upgrades, and builders working on new construction developments will qualify for rebates if they build high-performance buildings. The SEP Utah Renewable Energy Rebate Program focused toward the residential and small commercial sectors will provide rebates for the installation of small-scale renewable energy projects.
Utah will also use funding to collect more accurate data about the potential renewable energy resources in the state that can then be used to identify potential renewable energy zones.