Energy & Environment

Powering the State

and Beyond

Empowered to Lead

Energy and Environment work together to create unmatched opportunities in the Grand Forks region. We may not be located in the Bakken oil fields of Western North Dakota, but due to major research centers, we are at the heart of the energy and environment nexus. Grand Forks is home to three North Dakota Centers of Research Excellence for Energy as well as the United States’ foremost research agency, the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota. Our focus on energy is diverse with local manufacturers leading the development of green solutions like LM Wind Power.

Fast Facts


Oil producing State in the Nation and contributes to the US ranking as the #1 oil producing nation in the world


The state ranked fifth in the nation in the share of its electricity generated from wind energy

Major Employers

UND Energy & Environmental Research Center

Research to Power the Future

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