The North Dakota Energy Conference and Expo is coming to the Alerus Center on Nov. 13-14 and will bring together energy executives, service providers, investors and developers to assess and highlight energy opportunities in North Dakota.

The two-day event gets started on Wed, Nov. 13, and for members registered early, includes a tour of the headquarters of Minnkota Power Cooperative in Grand Forks, as well as a presentation on energy opportunities in North Dakota by Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford.

The day will continue with several other presentations by energy executives and project developers on wind power, bio fuels, natural gas, oil and other energy sources. The presentations will be given by regional leaders in the industry as well as experts from across the nation.

There will be a networking reception on Wednesday evening for attendees .

After a catered breakfast at the Alerus Center beginning at 8 a.m., the Expo will continue on Thursday, Nov. 14, with more keynote presentations on a variety of topics ranging from proposed project needs, project updates, such as BioMass Solutions’ Biorefinery in Grand Forks, energy demand in the Northern Plains and investment opportunities. There also will be a presentation on regulations and government oversight of the energy sector in North Dakota.

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The conference will feature more than 40 speakers covering 10 areas of energy production, geothermal, nuclear possibilities in North Dakota and carbon-capture. There also will be presentations on workforce retention and training, as well as discussion on how energy production impacts the regional economy.

The conference adjourns at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Registration for the conference and expo is required. For more information on presentations and keynote speakers, as well as registration fees, visit