South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority appointed

South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority appointed
Gov. Mike Rounds announced Nov. 23 the appointment of five members to the South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority (SDEIA).��The SDEIA was created to diversify and expand the state's economy by developing the energy production facilities and the energy transmission facilities in�South Dakota�necessary to produce and transport energy to markets within the state and outside of the state.

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.

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