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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Friday, May 22, 2009
MEDIA CONTACT: Leah Mohr, Communications Manager, South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, (605) 773-3201 

PUC schedules wind energy meeting in Winner 

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will hold an informational meeting in Winner on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, to discuss wind energy development. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. CDT at the Winner Playhouse. 

Presenters include PUC Commissioners Dusty Johnson, Steve Kolbeck and Gary Hanson. They will discuss the opportunities and obstacles of wind energy development and will be available to answer questions. Representatives of Prelude LLC, Denali Energy of South Dakota and Prairie Winds will give updates on their projects in various stages of research or development in southcentral South Dakota. Other developers wishing to participate are encouraged to contact the PUC. 

Landowners, public officials and others interested in wind energy development are encouraged to attend the forum. The meeting is free and open to the public. The Winner Playhouse is located at 733 E. Leahy Bowl Dr.  

Contact the South Dakota PUC at (605) 773-3201 or wind@state.sd.us for more information about the meeting. 

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