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Commission Members

Members of the EmPower Commission, and the energy industry or segment they represent, are:

Al Anderson - Commissioner of Commerce, Chairman

Jason Bohrer - Lignite Energy Council, transmission


Members of North Dakota's EmPower Commission meet with Governor Jack Dalrymple to discuss North Dakota's diverse and growing energy industry.

Ron Day - Tesoro, refining or gas-processing

Julie Voeck - Next Era Energy, ex officio

Terry Goerger - farmer, agriculture

Margaret Hodnik - Minnesota Power, ex officio

Eric Mack - Archer Daniels Midland, biodiesel

Mark Bring - Otter Tail Power Company, ex officio

Ron Ness - North Dakota Petroleum Council, oil and gas

Dale Niezwaag - Basin Electric Power Cooperative, generation and transmission electric coops

Mark Nisbet - Xcel Energy, wind

Mike Rud - North Dakota Petroleum Marketers Association, petroleum marketers

Randy Schneider - North Dakota Ethanol Producer's Association, ethanol

Jay Skabo - Montana Dakota Utilities, investor owned utilities

David Straley - North American Coal Corporation, lignite coal

Sandi Tabor - Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, ex officio

John Weeda - Great River Energy, biomass

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