The following five people have been appointed to the SDEIA Board:
Mike Trykoski,�Rapid City � Electrical engineer and owner of Rushmore Professional Services, an electric utility consulting firm.�
Audry Ricketts,�Pierre � General manager of the South Dakota Rural Electric Association representing thirty-two member electric cooperatives based in�South Dakota.
Kyle White, Rapid City � Vice president of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs for Black Hills Power and Light and member of the Wyoming Transmission Authority.
Mike Held, Huron � Executive director of the South Dakota Farm Bureau representing 47�county�Farm�Bureaus.
Dr. Mike Ropp, Brookings � South Dakota State University Electrical Engineering professor and manager of the Wind Resource Assessment Network (WRAN) that is collecting public data.
on�South Dakota's wind resource.�
The five member board will study energy production and transmission issues in�South Dakota�and serve as the liaison between state government, transmission authorities in other states and owners of transmission in�South Dakota.