New podcast focuses North Dakota’s Transmission Authority

On this week’s episode of the podcast titled “Mined: Lignite Energy in America.”, Kate Muggerud interviews John Weeda, director of the North Dakota Transmission Authority. John talks about the status of the regional electric transmission grid and how the state exports a large percentage of the electricity it produces.  

John Weeda

John worked more than 40 years in the state’s lignite industry before taking the reins of the North Dakota Transmission Authority.  This experience has served him well as he works with transmission grid operators, utilities and others as the state experiences growth not only in generation but also in customers – mostly due to the buildout of the Bakken oil fields in western North Dakota.

Each week, host Kate Muggerud interviews leaders within the energy industry on a variety of topics. Kate – a North Dakota native — began the podcast to explore and learn more about the energy field and emerging markets in her home state. Her goal is to connect with others who have the same interest and wish to become more knowledgeable about energy and emerging technologies. 

Here is the link to the Podcast on the LEC Website –

This Podcast series is also available on Spotify and Apple Radio.