Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s program took place online, and students and facilitators chose to adapt and continue learning to the best of their ability—from the comfort of their own homes.
Much of the testing done on core taken from the Minnkota site will be completed at the EERC during summer 2020, and will be used to develop a North Dakota CO2 storage facility permit proposal for Minnkota and Project Tundra.
This year's Energy Hawks expand to include students from across the state and will operate fully remotely through the summer.
Changing energy production and supply processes in North Dakota are addressed in a recently completed SERC project.
In situ leaching (ISL) shows potential in North Dakota coal seams, the result of one of three SERC projects completed Spring 2020.
Completed under SERC funding, this project focused on identifying the potential effects of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) on North Dakota's electrical grid.
Wind turbine blade disposal is presenting a challenge to North Dakota wind farms. A SERC project at the EERC is examining recycling and repurposing potential of blades.
SERC projects from its first round of proposals reach final stages. The Energy Hawks program returns for a third summer, expanding state-wide. The SERC E-Portal is coming soon!
Leaders from university campuses throughout North Dakota gathered to discuss collaboration efforts around energy education.