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CPSS Members

Center for Power Systems Studies Membership Roster

Members

Steven M. Hietpas, Ph.D., PE
Professor, Coordinator CPSS
EE and CSc Dept., SDEH 233
Box 2222
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007
605-688-4526
FAX: 605-688-4401
SDSU Profile
Center Power Systems Studies

Steve Mundahl, PE
Instrument and Control System Supervisor
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
1717 East Interstate Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
701-557-5669
Basin Electric

Logan Janssen
System Engineer
East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.
211 South Harth Ave., PO Box 227
Madison, SD 57042
605-256-8017
East River Electric Power Cooperative

Nate Jones, PE
Chief Operations Officer
Heartland Energy
432 SE 12th St, PO Box 248
Madison, SD 57042
605-256-6536
Heartland Energy

Chad D. Orris 
Pr. Electrical Engineer
MidAmerican Energy Company
P.O. Box 778
Sioux City, IA 51102
712-233-4481
MidAmerican Energy Company

Zachary Kirsch 
T&D Planning Engineer
Minnesota Power Company
30 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
218-355-2400
Minnesota Power Company

Jesse Kreutzfeldt
Transmission Engineer II
Missouri River Energy Systems
3724 W. Avera Dr., PO Box 88920
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
605-357-6927
Missouri River Energy Services

Frank Luczak
Operations Planning Supervisor
Northwestern Energy
400 South Capital
Mitchell, SD 57301
605-995-4429
Northwestern Energy

Joseph Dold
Senior Area Engineer
Otter Tail Power Company
23 East 6th Street
Morris, MN 56267
800-346-4920 x6202
Otter Tail Power Company

Todd E. Meyers
UGP Maintenance Engineering Manager
Western Area Power Administration
200 4th SW
Huron, SD 57350
605-353-2600
Western Area Power Administration

Rory Lasley
Area Engineer SD
Xcel Energy, Inc., South Dakota
500 West Russell St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605-339-8331
Xcel Energy, Inc.

Associate Members

Russell Halgerson, PE
Electric Department Manager
Brookings Municipal Utilities
525 Western Ave. PO Box 588
Brookings, SD 57006
605-692-6325
Brookings Municipal Utilities

Zach Andera
Project Manager
Burns & McDonnell
9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114
816-782-6168
Burns and McDonnell

Curt Dieren, PE
Vice President
DGR Engineering
1302 South Union
Rock Rapids, Iowa 51246
712-472-2531
DGR Engineering

Dick McComish, PE
President
Electrical Consultants, Inc.
3521 Gabel Road
Billings, MT 59102
406-259-9933
Electrical Consultants, Inc.

Doug Post, PE, PEng
President
Interstates Engineering
1520 North Main, PO Box 260
Sioux Center, IA 51250
712-722-1662 x2303
Interstates Engineering

Dave Schelkoph
General Manager
Marshall Municipal Utilities
113 South Fourth Street
Marshall, MN 56258-1223
507-929-5965
Marshall Municipal Utilities

Jay Dring, PE
Manager - Engineering & Asset Health - Delivery
Nebraska Public Power District
1414 15th St., PO Box 499
Columbus, NE 68602
507-929-5965
Power Engineers

W. Joel Lankutis, PE
Substation Senior Project Engineer, Department Manager
POWER Engineers, Inc.
1601 Lewis Avenue, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59102
406-237-2009
POWER Engineers

Doug Joens, PE
Manager, Transmission and Distribution
Power System Engineering, Inc.
10710 Town Square Drive NE
Blaine, MN 55449
612-860-0055
Power System Engineering, Inc.

Andrew Hora, PE
Sales Engineer
Pro-Tech Power Sales, Inc.
1206 Telluride Lane
Brookings, SD 57006
605-760-0846
Pro-Tech Power Sales, Inc.

Cory Trapp, PE
Manager of Engineering
Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative
1715 Campbell St., PO Box 2414
Rapid City, SD 57709
605-342-4763
Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative

Chris Graff, PE
Director of Operations
Sioux Valley Energy
P.O. Box 216
Colman, SD 57017-0216
605-940-3079
Sioux Valley Energy

James Turner, PE
Manager of Engineering
Stearns Electric
900 East Kraft Drive Box 40
Melrose, MN 56352
320-256-1623
Stearns Electric

Kevin Doe, PE
Engineer - Substation Protection and Controls
Ulteig Engineers
1550 Utica Ave. S., Ste. 160
Minneapolis, MN 55416
651-415-6671
Ulteig Engineers

Bert Magstadt, PE
Director of Operations
Watertown Municipal Utilities Dept.
901 4th Ave. SW
Watertown, SD 57201
605-882-6233
Watertown Municipal Utilities

Mike Fisher, PE
Electrical Engineer
West Plains Engineering
4609 S. Techlink Circle
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
605-306-8066
West Plains Engineering