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2019 South Dakota PUC News

March 1, 2019 - South Dakota PUC seeks information from grain buyer Green Leaf Commodities

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission wants Green Leaf Commodities to respond to the PUC regarding the company’s alleged failure to provide information requested by the PUC staff. The PUC took official action at its regular meeting today, March 1, ordering Green Leaf Commodities to show cause why the commission should not assess a civil....(read more)

February 15, 2019 - South Dakota PUC approves construction permit for Dakota Range III wind energy project

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission today approved the construction of the Dakota Range III wind energy facility and transmission line to be built in Grant and Roberts counties. The three-member PUC accepted a settlement agreement presented by Dakota Range and the PUC staff at its regular meeting in Pierre on Feb. 15....(read more)

January 10, 2019 - Hanson elected to lead PUC

Commissioner Gary Hanson was elected chairman of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission at the commission’s regular meeting on Jan. 8, 2019, in Pierre, South Dakota. This will be Hanson’s sixth time serving as the commission’s chair, having previously held the position in 2014, 2013, 2011, 2008 and 2005. Commissioner Chris Nelson was elected vice chairman. The third member of the panel is Commissioner Kristie Fiegen....(read more)

January 7, 2019 - Fiegen begins new term on South Dakota Public Utilities Commission with oath of office

South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioner Kristie Fiegen was sworn in to office on Saturday, Jan. 5 to officially begin her new term. South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Janine Kern administered the oath at a ceremony held in the State Capitol in Pierre....(read more)


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