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2018 South Dakota PUC News

July 27, 2018PUC gives Otter Tail Power Co. OK to build natural gas peaking plant

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission this week gave the go ahead to Otter Tail Power Co. to build Astoria Station, a 250-megawatt simple-cycle natural gas fired electricity generating facility near Astoria in Deuel County. The project will be constructed, owned and operated by Otter Tail Power Co.... (read more)

July 11, 2018Construction permit for Dakota Range Wind Project approved by PUC

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved a permit with numerous conditions for the construction of the Dakota Range Wind Project, a wind energy facility in Grant and Codington counties capable of producing up to 302.4 megawatts of electricity.... (read more)

June 27, 2018 - South Dakota PUC approves rate reduction for South Dakota Intrastate Pipeline

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission this week approved a reduction of rates charged by the South Dakota Intrastate Pipeline Co. The rate change was presented in a settlement agreement offered by SDIP, PUC staff, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. and Ringneck Energy & Feed LLC and accepted by the PUC at its regular meeting in Pierre on June 26.... (read more)

June 8, 2018South Dakota PUC grants construction permit for Crocker Wind Farm

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission today voted to grant a construction permit with conditions to Crocker Wind Farm to build a wind energy facility and associated 345-kV transmission line in Clark County. The wind farm will include up to 120 wind turbines and 5.2 miles of overhead transmission and will have the capability to produce up to 400 megawatts of electricity... (read more)

January 17, 2018 - PUC offers suggestions to cope with winter utility bills

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission reminds consumers that lower winter temperatures will be followed by higher heating bills and offers suggestions to keep the cold at bay and the bills manageable this season.... (read more)

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