How Recovered Energy Affects the People of North Dakota

St. Anthony Heat Recovery Project
St. Anthony Heat Recovery Project A closer look at Basin Electric Power Cooperative's St. Anthony REG project. Photo courtesy of Basin Electric.
  • Gas pipelines located in North Dakota are a ready source for recovered energy generation (REG).
    • REG is low cost, and no fuel is needed.
    • REG systems are simple to operate and entail low maintenance.
  • No pollution results from producing electricity by REG.
Natural Gas Pipeline Map
A 2008 map of natural gas pipelines and compressor stations for the United States. Map courtesy of U.S. Energy Information Administration.
  • Recovered energy provides a reliable source of power.
    • Power would still be available during blackouts.
  • REG is a new technology with promising job opportunities in a growing industry.