The purpose of the South Dakota Electrical Council is to promote and improve the electrical industry within South Dakota.
The council strives to promote technical and product knowledge, continuing education, and better communication among its members through trade shows, joint utility training, newsletters, awards and individual chapters of the South Dakota Electrical Council.
The SDEC and its membership are committed to building cooperation, fostering goodwill, and developing pride among all segments of the electrical industry.
Note: The South Dakota Electrical Council is a non profit organization supporting the electrical industry in South Dakota. We can be contacted by email at email@example.com. We are not the same as the South Dakota Electrical Commission, which is the SD State Commission in charge of licensing electricians. Their website is at Electrical Commission
SDEC Annual Conference
The 2024 conference will be held April 19 – 20, 2024 at the Huron Event Center and Crossroads Hotel in Huron, South Dakota.
The 2023 Annual Conference was held April 14-15, 2023 at the Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The 2022 Conference was held April 29-30, 2022, at the Arrowwood Resort at Cedar Shore, Oacoma, SD.
The 2021 conference was held at the Huron Event Center in Huron, South Dakota on April 16-17, 2021.
Unfortunately, the South Dakota Electrical Council Annual Conference for 2020 was canceled due to COVID-19.
Thank you to our 2023 Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors
- Border States Electric
- Butler Machinery Company
- Crescent Electric Supply Company
- IBEW Local 426
- MAP Inc.
- Northwestern Energy
- SD Municipal Electric Association
- Automatic Building Controls, Inc.
- Blackout Power Solutions
- Butler Machinery Company
- Electro Tech Inc.
- JTH Lighting Alliance
- Volco Company
2023 Person of the Year- Mike Sprang
Mike Sprang is a native of Willow Lake SD, graduating from Willow Lake High School in 1979. He earned his Associates Degree from Mitchell Technical Institute in Electrical Construction and Maintenance in May of 1981.
He began his electrical career as an Apprentice Electrician in February 1981. He worked for Meisner Electric on various construction projects in the Upper Midwest and received his South Dakota Journeyman license in May 1984. His involvement in SDEC has allowed him to maintain Journeyman status.
Mike began his career in Electrical Distribution in September 1984 working as a warehouse and counter salesperson at Plainsco. During his time at Plainsco he worked in Inside Sales, Outside Sales, Quotations, and as a Product Specialist. In June of 1994, Mike was hired by J.H. Larson Company as a quotation person and was promoted to Branch Manager in April of 1995. In May of 2022 Mike transitioned out of Distribution, to a new role as Director of Sales for TSTM, a local Manufacturer of Revenue Grade voltage transformers used in Electric Metering applications, trusted by Electrical Utilities nationwide.
During his career Mike has been active in the Independent Electrical Contractors Association, the National Electrical Contractors Association, and JATC Training.
Mike was involved in the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire, serving on the HBA Board of Directors from 2004 – 2009, the Homebuilders Care Foundation Board of Trustees from 2010- 2015, and was Chair of the Foundation in 2013. He received the HBASE Associate Member of the Year award in 2007.
Mike has served on the South Dakota Safety Council Board of Directors since 2014, he is currently the State Treasurer.
Mike is the Advisory Board Chairperson for the Mitchell Technical College Electrical Construction and Maintenance Program, serves on the Electrical Utilities and Substation Technology Advisory Board, and is Vice Chair of the MTC Foundation Board of Trustees. He was the recipient of the Volunteerism and Service Award from MTC in 2018.
Mike has been a long-time member of the South Dakota Electrical Council, has served on the State Board of Directors since 2001, and as SDEC State Treasurer since 2009. He served as State President from 2003 – 2005. Mike remains on the Sioux Chapter Board of Directors, has coordinated numerous CEU Classes for members and been on the planning committee of SDEC Conventions held in Sioux Falls since 1993.
In his spare time, he enjoys travelling with his wife, cooking, and spending time with his family. Mike and his wife Sue celebrated 40 years of marriage in 2022, have 2 grown children, 1 grandchild, and have lived in Sioux Falls since 1982.
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See the Person of the Year page for previous recipients
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