In 2007, the North Dakota Legislature formalized energy policy and created the 16-member EmPower Commission. This group is charged with developing comprehensive energy policy recommendations for the state's diverse and growing energy industry. The commission is made up of representatives from all the state's energy industries and is a model of how differing interests can come together for the good of an industry.
The EmPower Commission released a policy update and recommendation report in July 2016. This report is available below and provides the basis for possible legislation to continue to support the energy industry in North Dakota.
EmPower ND Commission Energy Policy
- EmPower North Dakota - Comprehensive State Energy Policy Report 2011-2025
- North Dakota EmPower ND Commission Energy Plan - 2022
|Josh Teigen - Commerce Commissioner, Chairman||Stacey Dahl - Minnkota Power Cooperative||Ron Ness - North Dakota Petroleum Council, oil and gas||Jason Bohrer - Lignite Energy Council, transmission||Julie Voeck - NextEra Energy, ex officio|
|Gerald Bachmeier - Red Trail Biorefinery, ex officio||Justin Denver - Montana Dakota Utilities, investor owned utilities||Jeff Zueger - North American Coal Corporation, ethanol||Danette Welsh - ONEOK, refining or gas
||Al Christianson - Retired and Industry Leader, biomass|
|Tyler Hamman - BEPC||Mike Rud - North Dakota Petroleum Marketers Association, petroleum marketers||David Straley - Coteau Properties, lignite coal||David Ripplinger - NDSU Agriculture|
|Wade Boeshans - Summit Carbon, ex officio||Brent Brannan - ND Oil and Gas, ex officio||Lt. Governor Tammy Miller - Office of the Governor, ex officio|