Minnesota-based Outland Renewable Energy has named Ingrid Bjorklund as vice president of government affairs and associate general counsel. Bjorklund will oversee government affairs and legal work for Outland across the country. Bjorklund, whose appointment was effective Dec. 10, has been serving as Outland's lobbyist since February.
‘[Bjorklund's] extensive energy experience and legislative knowledge will serve us well as we continue to grow,’ says Tom Melone, Outland's CEO. ‘She will be a strong addition to our leadership team as Ingrid's expertise with energy regulation and transmission infrastructure is invaluable as we work together with communities, regulators and lawmakers.’
Bjorklund comes to Outland from Lindquist & Vennum PLLP, where she practiced corporate and energy law and lobbied on energy-related issues. Her work includes representing ethanol and biodiesel developers, electric utilities and wind developers. Bjorklund also has more than a decade of government relations experience, which includes lobbying on major issues such as the renewable energy standard, greenhouse gas regulations, eminent domain and streamlining the regulatory process for new transmission lines.