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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2005
CONTACT: Patricia Van Gerpen, phone (605) 773-3201

PUC to hold wind energy meeting in Freeman

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on March 15 at the Senior Citizen Center in Freeman to discuss wind energy development with area landowners and residents.

The PUC Commissioners will present information regarding the opportunities and obstacles of wind energy development. They'll be available to answer questions regarding landowners' responsibilities, liabilities and other issues. Tom Feiler, Regional Development Director for Clipper Wind Power Inc., has also been invited to attend the meeting to help answer questions.

Those interested in wind development are encouraged to attend and provide input to Commissioners Gary Hanson, Bob Sahr and Dusty Johnson on this issue. The meeting was organized in cooperation with Sharon Schamber, representing the City of Freeman.

The Senior Citizen Center is located at 202 Fourth Street East in Freeman.

For additional information, contact the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission at 1 (800) 332-1782 or wind@state.sd.us.