ALLETE, Grid United sign development agreements for advancing new HVDC transmission line in North Dakota and Montana
ALLETE, Inc. and North Plains Connector LLC, a subsidiary of Grid United LLC, this week signed development agreements for the North Plains Connector project, a new, approximately 400-mile high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission line from central North Dakota to Colstrip, Montana.
The distribution of $254,433 in grants for Custer, Rosebud and Fallon Counties has been announced by the Community Investment Program (CIP). The CIP is a program that was established at the Montana Community Foundation (MCF) by Grid United to help address community needs in the counties through which the North Plains Connector is being developed. […]
DICKINSON – In a significant boost to nonprofit organizations in southwestern North Dakota, the North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF) has announced grant awards totaling $313,500 from the Grid United Community Investment Program (CIP). These grants promise to make a substantial impact on communities across seven North Dakota counties: Golden Valley, Slope, Bowman, Hettinger, Grant, Morton […]
There’s a potentially existential problem that few people ever think about: the United States doesn’t have a single, unified national power grid, and the three grids that we do have—East, West and Texas—are old and inefficient. To read the full article, please click here.
Energy companies are pursuing projects in central and eastern Montana that address the ongoing need to bolster the state and the region’s decades-old electric grid. A February draft transmission study from the U.S. Department of Energy identifies a need for more infrastructure to transfer energy between regional electric systems. Brant Johnson with Grid United, a Texas company that […]
A Duluth-based energy company with a subsidiary in Bismarck has announced plans for a $2.5 billion power line from central North Dakota to southeastern Montana, connecting three regional U.S. electric markets. Allete Inc. is working with Houston-based Grid United, an independent transmission company, on the 385-mile high-voltage North Plains Connector line. It would run from […]
Allete and Grid United plan to build a $2.5 billion, 385-mile high-voltage direct-current transmission line from central North Dakota to Colstrip, Montana, providing a link that would more than double the transfer capacity between the Western and Eastern interconnections, the companies said Monday. To read the full article, please click here.
The Fallon County Times interviewed Brant Johnson about the North Plains Connector. To read the full article, please click here.
Brant Johnson gave a presentation on the North Plains Connector at the 2022 annual meeting of the Western Dakota Energy Association. To read about the presentation and listen to Brant’s comments, please click here.
Brant Johnson, Vice President – North Plains Connector, joined Voices of Montana to discuss Grid United’s mission to unite the U.S. electric grid by building new long-distance, interregional transmission lines and the North Plains Connector’s role in achieving that mission. Listen to the audio clip below.