This previous yr has been a difficult one, however our financial system is transferring ahead in North Dakota. To maintain this going, we should concentrate on our priorities for progress. One in every of these priorities is our vitality grid – its capability to be dependable and reasonably priced is immediately tied to the success of our financial system. The important thing issue to this success in North Dakota is renewable vitality.
Renewable sources, whereas being the quickest rising vitality sources at present, are additionally considerable in our state. North Dakota has unbelievable potential and harnessing the ability of this vitality in our yard signifies that our vitality grid is strengthened. Renewables additionally carry larger flexibility, having the ability to shortly scale up or down to satisfy demand.
The opposite half of this resolution isn’t just the vitality sources we’re using, however how we’re delivering energy to prospects after they want it. As state leaders have famous, there may be additionally an important have to construct out our much-needed transmission infrastructure in order that our state is ready to satisfy vitality options in each state of affairs. I couldn’t agree extra. If we make this a precedence, we are able to be certain that new initiatives on the grid, together with with renewables, are instantly accessible by increasingly more communities.
Clear vitality and reliability go hand in hand. We have now the homegrown assets, now it’s time we now have the vitality grid to totally faucet into them.
Perry Brown, Hope, N.D., serves on the Steele County Job Improvement Authority’s board of administrators