Lignite Energy Council Sandi Tabor Vice President - Government Affairs August 17, 2011
Current LEC Membership <ul><li>348 Contractor/Suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>3 Investor-Owned Utilities </li></ul><ul><li>3 G...
Background on  Lignite Energy Council <ul><li>Major Generation Members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basin Electric Power Cooperat...
Background on  Lignite Energy Council <ul><li>Major Development Members  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>South Heart Energy </li></u...
Service Territory of Lignite Energy Council Major Members
0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1,100 900 673 650 420 100 44 Lewis &  Clark Heskett Coyote Leland Olds Milton R. Young Antelop...
Over 2.5 million people served with ND lignite-based electricity Impact of the Lignite Industry
About one-fifth of MN’s electricity comes from ND -- the percentage is much higher in rural MN
Lignite is a Major Contributor To North Dakota’s Economy <ul><li>Creates 27,000 direct & indirect jobs </li></ul><ul><li>G...
Economic Impact Every 4 megawatts requires  about 3 jobs
Clean Air States Source: EPA, May 1, 2011
<ul><li>ND utilities have invested $2 billion in emissions control technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Annual operating cost is...
ND Power Plants Fitted  With Scrubbers 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 North Dakota (now) North Dakota (2012) 73% Percent...
 
 
Regional Haze <ul><li>Goal - return all national parks and wilderness areas (Class 1) to natural conditions by the year 20...
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    1. 1. Lignite Energy Council Sandi Tabor Vice President - Government Affairs August 17, 2011
    2. 2. Current LEC Membership <ul><li>348 Contractor/Suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>3 Investor-Owned Utilities </li></ul><ul><li>3 G&T Cooperatives </li></ul><ul><li>4 Producers </li></ul><ul><li>2 Reserve Holders </li></ul><ul><li>5 Research Members </li></ul><ul><li>1 Gasification Company </li></ul><ul><li>366 Members </li></ul>
    3. 3. Background on Lignite Energy Council <ul><li>Major Generation Members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basin Electric Power Cooperative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Montana-Dakota Utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great River Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Otter Tail Power Company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minnkota Power Cooperative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Major Producer Members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North American Coal Corporation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BNI Coal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Westmoreland Coal Company </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Background on Lignite Energy Council <ul><li>Major Development Members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>South Heart Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great Northern Properties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Lignite Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great Northern Properties </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Major Research Members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Canadian Clean Coal Coalition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sask Power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prairie Mines and Royalty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xcel Energy </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Service Territory of Lignite Energy Council Major Members
    6. 6. 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1,100 900 673 650 420 100 44 Lewis & Clark Heskett Coyote Leland Olds Milton R. Young Antelope Valley Coal Creek Generation Resources 3,887 MW Total MW Capacity
    7. 7. Over 2.5 million people served with ND lignite-based electricity Impact of the Lignite Industry
    8. 8. About one-fifth of MN’s electricity comes from ND -- the percentage is much higher in rural MN
    9. 9. Lignite is a Major Contributor To North Dakota’s Economy <ul><li>Creates 27,000 direct & indirect jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Generates personal income of $930 million annually </li></ul><ul><li>Generates $2.9 billion of business volume annually </li></ul><ul><li>Generates more than $90 million of state tax revenue annually / $180 million over biennium </li></ul>Source: NDSU Agricultural Economics Department - March 2011
    10. 10. Economic Impact Every 4 megawatts requires about 3 jobs
    11. 11. Clean Air States Source: EPA, May 1, 2011
    12. 12. <ul><li>ND utilities have invested $2 billion in emissions control technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Annual operating cost is $100 million </li></ul>Lignite Energy is Environmentally Clean
    13. 13. ND Power Plants Fitted With Scrubbers 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 North Dakota (now) North Dakota (2012) 73% Percent of Scrubbed Capacity 98%
    14. 16. Regional Haze <ul><li>Goal - return all national parks and wilderness areas (Class 1) to natural conditions by the year 2064 </li></ul><ul><li>States - establish goals and emission reduction using best available retrofit technology (BART) </li></ul>

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