This year’s Great Plains and EmPower ND Energy Conference, which is taking place Tuesday at the National Energy Center of Excellence at Bismarck State College, will focus on the latest developments in the state’s energy industry.
“Due to our focus on promoting growth and innovation, North Dakota is a key player in America’s energy renaissance,” Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said. “Our annual EmPower ND Energy Conference is an opportunity to look to the future of energy production in our state and highlight new technologies, as well as the policies we need to develop and implement them.”
Eegistration begins at 7:45 a.m. and some of the highlights from the summit will include presentations on "Allam Cycle Technology Developments and Implications for North Dakota" and "Drone Innovations and Impacts to North Dakota Energy Industry."
After lunch will be a talk on "State Actions Challenge Wholesale Market Changes," which will address how states are reacting to the exit of coal- and nuclear-based power from wholesale power markets.
In addition, the chief of the Environmental Health Section, Dave Glatt, talk on development of the new state Department of Environmental Quality and its goals.