UAE is a non-profit organization comprised of industrial and commercial companies, with a large and diversified base of support from which to develop and influence energy policies and regulations.
UAE member companies employ 40,000 people in Utah and consume millions of kWh each month. Membership includes companies from all over Utah, including oil and gas, aerospace, higher education, healthcare, and manufacturing. UAE provides information that helps members understand market forces and maintain continuity in regulatory policy.



UAE is led by Kelly Francone, the executive director since 2012. UAE is represented by Energy Strategies' staff in the intervention process at the Public Service Commission, led by Kevin Higgins. Ms. Francone represents UAE industrial customers at the Western Electricity Coordinating Council and Gary Dodge and Phil Russell of James Dodge Russell & Stephens P.C., currently provides legal counsel to UAE.

OFFICERS Bret Wilson, Northrop Grumman - President, Charles Darnell, Utah State University - Pro-tem Treasurer 


BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                                   

Lisa Dakis, Intermountain Healthcare                                       David Albright, JR Simplot

Charles Darnell, Utah State University                                      David Thayer, American Pacific
David Gibbens, Occidental Petroleum Corp                                Bryan Wheeler, Hexcel Corp

Brad Mortensen, IM Flash Technology                                      Bret Wilson, Northrop Grumman

Michael Palm, Chevron                                                          


As a member of UAE, you receive weekly email updates, weekly energy market reports, monthly newsletters, free monthly breakfast meetings, and a discounted rate at the UAE Annual Conference. 


Airgas USA, LLC                           
American Pacific                        
BP Energy                                   
Central Valley Water                      

Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-Day Saints                           
CIMA ENERGY, LP                         
Deseret Power                              
Dominion Energy

Frito Lay                                     
Graymont Western U.S.