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Arizona Governor's Energy Office

Welcome to the Governor's Office of Energy Policy

The Governor's Office of Energy Policy (GOEP) provides a wide variety of information on energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics. The GOEP, formerly the Arizona Commerce Authority - Energy Office, was established by Governor Janice K. Brewer in 2011.


NEW! Energy Spark Video now available (Click on link to view)
An introduction to understand Arizona's complex energy systems.


Governor Jan Brewer Establishes emPOWER Arizona: A Plan for an Affordable, Reliable Energy Future
"The Plan - titled emPOWER Arizona: Executive Energy Assessment and Pathways - was a collaborative effort by the Governor's Office of Energy Policy, Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Legislature, Arizona Corporation Commission and leading industry partners."
emPOWER Arizona: Executive Energy Assessment and Pathways - Executive Summary
emPOWER Arizona: Executive Energy Assessment and Pathways - Full Report (Click on Table of Contents to view area of interest, orange bar on top of page returns to TOC)
Executive Order 2014-04 - Adopting Arizona's Master Energy Plan and Establishing State Energy Advisory Board



The Arizona Governor's Office of Energy Policy is now on Facebook!  Like our page to learn more about energy in Arizona, get daily posts on a variety of energy topics. Use the Comment section and tell us what you think or ask questions of our energy experts.


Renewable Energy Tax Incentive Program
As of January 1, 2010, the State has a new tool in advancing its solar platform and reach into the area of renewable energy: The Arizona Renewable Energy Tax Incentive Program. This Program is designed to stimulate new investments in manufacturing and headquarter operations of renewable energy companies including solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable technologies.



Governor Jan Brewer: Arizona now the Nation’s 2nd-Largest Solar Market
Installed More Utility-Scale Solar than Any Other State in 2012
(Mar. 14, 2013) Phoenix - Governor Jan Brewer today celebrated news that Arizona ranks 2nd nationally in terms of solar installation, according to the 2012 U.S. Solar Market Insight Report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Even more impressive, more utility-scale solar technology was installed in Arizona over the last year than in any other state.  Click here to view report.

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NEW! We Need Your Vote

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For our friends who are subscribers to the Arizona Capitol Times, we need your vote. We’ve been nominated in two categories to recognize the work of our director and emPOWER Arizona, an update of Arizona's state energy plan which hadn't been completed since 1990. You will need the email address associated with a subscriber account in order to vote.

2014 Best of the Capitol
16. Best Staffer, Leisa Brug, Governor’s Energy Policy Advisor
24. Best Grassroots Effort, Governor's Office of Energy Policy

Thank you for your support and please vote by Friday, April 18th.

NEW! Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Potential of the Permian Cedar Mesa Sandstone, Northeastern Arizona
(Mar. 19, 2014) Tucson - The potential role of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions from coal fired power plants and other industrial plants in global climate change is driving studies of sedimentary basins in Arizona for their carbon sequestration potential.  A new Arizona Geological Survey study, “An evaluation of carbon dioxide sequestration potential of the Permian Cedar Mesa Sandstone, northeastern Arizona”, by the Arizona Geological Survey shows that the Cedar Mesa Sandstone on the southwestern Colorado Plateau of northeastern Arizona has promise as a potential geologic repository of anthropogenic carbon dioxide.  Click here for more information.

States to Focus on Economic Development through Clean Energy
(Oct. 31, 2013) Washington - The
National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the selection of four states—Arizona, Minnesota, Mississippi and Puerto Rico—to participate in a Policy Academy on Targeting Clean Energy for Economic Development. The objective of this initiative is to assist states in aligning economic development and energy strategies that foster growth in clean energy industries. Click here for more information.

Arizona Ranks 12th in National Ranking on Energy-Efficiency Policies
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Water Energy Partnership in Arizona
 In 2012, the Arizona Governor’s Office of Energy Policy (GOEP) was awarded $715,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to provide technical assistance to advance energy efficiency in wastewater/water treatment facilities. This 3-year award is the result of a collaborative basis as the GOEP worked with nine agencies and organizations to obtain funding.

$457,000 Grant Awarded to Consortium for Border Technology Manufacturing
(Oct. 4, 2013) Tucson, Arizona - Innovation Frontier Southwest (IFS) was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration for $457,000 to develop a strategic plan for manufacturing in the southern Arizona and New Mexico region. The grant was awarded as part of the “Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership” (IMCP), an Obama Administration initiative that will help accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in the United States and create jobs in cities across the country.  Click here for more information.