Derek Dowsett is the Producer of the County Seat. Now entering his 11th season of the program, he has received what he considers a "Crash Course" in County Government.

Capitalizing on the opportunities to bring renewable energy projects into the rural counties of Utah creates jobs and expands the local economies. The west desert provides a unique mix of new energy generation along with traditional sources such as coal-fired power. If the coal-fired power plant and transmission lines weren’t in place there wouldn’t be a way for renewable energy companies to tie into that infrastructure. This makes renewable projects in the area more viable, because companies don’t have to invest in transmission lines.