Southeastern Montana counties receive $254,433 in grants

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. […]

Area nonprofits receive $313,500 in boost from Grid United Program

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 […]

Company makes grants to rural communities

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.

Planned Montana-Dakota transmission line to connect eastern and western electric grids

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 […]

$2.5B power line planned from central North Dakota to southeastern Montana

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 […]

Western Dakota Energy Association Presentation

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.