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2019 South Dakota PUC News

Nov. 26, 2019 PUC gives Tatanka Ridge Wind Project permit to construct

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission voted today, Nov. 26, 2019, to approve the construction of the Tatanka Ridge Wind Project to be built in Deuel County. The decision allows Tatanka Ridge to move forward with plans to construct a wind energy facility capable of generating up to 155 megawatts of energy near the towns of Toronto and Brandt, South Dakota...(read more)

Nov. 13, 2019 Fiegen elected to leadership position in Southwest Power Pool

South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioner Kristie Fiegen was elected to serve as vice president of the Southwest Power Pool’s Regional State Committee at the group’s meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas, earlier this month....(read more)

Oct. 16, 2019 Grain producers, buyers and warehouses encouraged to review state laws and rules this harvest

As harvest season is underway, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission encourages grain producers, buyers and warehouses to review state laws and rules regarding the purchase and storage of grain. Understanding these state policies is an essential step for producers and buyers to protect their investment....(read more)

July 26, 2019 -  PUC approves construction permit for Sweetland Wind Farm

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has approved the construction permit for Sweetland Wind Farm, a wind energy facility capable of producing approximately 200 megawatts of energy near Miller, S.D. The company expects to complete the $240 million facility and begin operations by Dec. 31, 2020.  However, Sweetland stated that construction will not commence until the company finds a buyer for the electricity generated by the wind farm.....(read more)

July 10, 2019 - South Dakota PUC approves construction permit for Triple H Wind project

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved a construction permit for the Triple H Wind project, a wind energy facility capable of generating up to 250.54 megawatts of energy in Hyde Co. The action by the commission came on July 9 at its regular meeting in Pierre.....(read more)

July 9, 2019 - PUC gives Crowned Ridge Wind Farm permit to construct

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission today approved a permit, with conditions, giving the go ahead for the construction of the Crowned Ridge Wind Farm in northeastern South Dakota. Commission members Gary Hanson, Chris Nelson and Kristie Fiegen made their decision at the regular PUC meeting in Pierre on Tuesday, July 9.....(read more)

May 15, 2019 - South Dakota PUC votes to approve refunds for MidAmerican Energy Co. customers

MidAmerican Energy Co. customers will receive a refund and rate reduction as the result of action by the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission at their regular meeting in Pierre on May 14. The approved settlement agreement, presented jointly by PUC staff and MidAmerican Energy, specifies the company will refund $3,308,988 to its South Dakota natural gas customers and $921,476 to its South Dakota electric customers.....(read more)

May 15, 2019 - South Dakota PUC grants construction permit with conditions for Deuel Harvest North Wind Farm

South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioners voted to approve a permit, with conditions,  for the construction of the Deuel Harvest North Wind Farm, a wind energy facility in Deuel County capable of producing up to 310.1 megawatts of energy. The action was taken at the commission’s regular meeting in Pierre on May 14.....(read more)

May 14, 2019 - PUC gives nod to Otter Tail Power Co. to increase rates

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission today approved a return on equity rate for Otter Tail Power Co. that paves the way for the company to increase base rates charged to its 11,700 customers in northeastern South Dakota.....(read more)

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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