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Lignite is coal. Formed over millions of years by decomposing plant material, it’s abundant, low-cost, reliable and environmentally sustainable.
Mined: Lignite Energy in America: a podcast from the Lignite Energy Council. Join hosts Kate and Geoff as they explore industry-related topics.
1016 E. Owens Avenue
PO Box 2277
Bismarck, ND 58502
Phone: (701) 258-7117
Toll Free: 1-800-932-7117
Fax: (701) 258-2755
The region’s electricity is generated from lignite at six power plants in western North Dakota and one in eastern Montana.