Ingrid E. Bjorklund

Principal Attorney, Bjorklund Law, PLLC

Ingrid Bjorklund opened her solo practice in St. Paul, Minnesota to provide services to energy and small business clients after two decades of combined legal, regulatory, and legislative experience gained in private practice, government, and in-house. Ingrid’s client list includes utilities, renewable energy developers, trade associations, and closely held businesses. Ingrid also teaches energy law as an Adjunct Professor for Mitchell Hamline School of Law. 


Ingrid served as Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Public Utilities Law Section (2013-2014), and currently serves on its Council. She also served as an Investigator for the Minnesota Second District Ethics Committee (2010-2013), and served on the Board of Supervisors for the Ramsey Conservation District (1999–2004). Ingrid was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar in 2005.  

EDUCATION

J.D., 2005.  William Mitchell College of Law.  St. Paul, Minnesota.   

  • William Mitchell Law  Review, 2003-2004  

M.A., Environmental Resource Policy, 1996.  The George Washington University.  Washington, DC.

  • University Fellow, 1995-1996

B.A., International Relations, 1991.  St. Catherine University.  St. Paul, Minnesota.   

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, “The Energy Storage Revolution,” 2018 Minnesota Environmental Institute, Minneapolis, MN, April 12, 2018.
  • Instructor, “Energy Storage—Marketing Stranded Renewables and Providing Grid Stability,” Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo North America 2016, Orlando, FL, December 12, 2016.   
  • Presenter, “Securities Law Considerations for Community Solar Projects,” Summer Conference, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, Brainerd, MN, August 15-17, 2016.
  • Instructor, “Renewable Energy and Storage,” EUCI, Denver, CO, July 18-19, 2016.
  • Presenter, “Recognizing the Value of Electric Energy Storage: A Wake-Up Call,” MSBA Public Utilities Law Section, St. Paul, MN, January 20, 2016. 
  • Panelist, “Tried and True,” GenForum Conference: Power Generation Week 2015, Las Vegas, NV, December 7, 2015.
  • Instructor, “Energy Storage—Marketing Stranded Renewables and Providing Grid Stability,” Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo North America 2015, Las Vegas, NV, December 6, 2015.
  • Presenter, “The Intersection of Energy Law and Environmental Law,” MSBA Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section, Minneapolis, MN, June 18, 2015.
  • Panelist, “Regional Reliability Audits: An Overview of the Process, Compliance and Enforcement,” Seventeenth Annual Midwest Energy Conference, Energy Bar Association, St. Louis, MO, March 10-11, 2014.
  • Presenter, “PURPA Today,” MSBA Public Utilities Law Section, St. Paul, MN, February 19, 2014.
  • Panelist, “Current Challenges for Wind Energy Development,” MSBA Public Utilities Law Section, St. Paul, MN, March 16, 2011.
  • Presenter, “The Future of Transmitting Wind,” 76th Annual Summer Meeting, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, Alexandria, MN, August 18-20, 2008.
  • Panelist, “Local Ownership—Accelerating Development Capacity,” First Annual Midwest Ag Energy Network Summit, St. Paul, MN, December 12-13, 2006.   

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • InfraGard