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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

For the Period of January 2, 2003 through January 8, 2003

If you need a complete copy of a filing faxed, overnight expressed, or mailed to you, please contact Delaine Kolbo within five business days of this report. Phone: 605-773-3705


EL03-001 In the Matter of the Joint Request for an Electric Service Rights Exception between Xcel Energy and Central Electric Cooperative, Inc.

On January 8, 2003, Xcel Energy and Central Electric Cooperative filed a "Joint Request for an Electric Service Territory Boundary Modification." This agreement seeks an exception to the existing service territory near Carthage, South Dakota. The area to be transferred from Central Electric to Xcel Energy is described as the wind tower and its associated facilities located approximately one mile West of Carthage and 159 feet North of 222nd Avenue residing in the SW 1/4 of Section 12 of Red Stone Township T108N R58W in Miner County, South Dakota, together with a line to connect with Xcel's system.

Staff Analyst: Michele Farris
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Docketed: 01/08/03
Intervention Deadline: 01/24/03



TC02-164 In the Matter of the Application of NobelTel, LLC for a Certificate of Authority to Provide Interexchange Telecommunications Services in South Dakota.

On January 3, 2003, the Commission approved a Certificate of Authority for NobelTel, LLC to provide interexchange telecommunications services in South Dakota with restrictions from offering prepaid calling cards or accepting customer deposits or advance payments. On January 8, 2003, the Commission received a request from NobelTel, LLC for removal of those restrictions.

Staff Analyst: Keith Senger
Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier
Request Date: 01/08/03
Intervention Deadline: 01/24/03

TC03-001 In the Matter of the Filing for Approval of Statement of Generally Available Terms and Conditions for Interconnection, Unbundled Network Elements, Ancillary Services and Resale of Telecommunications Services between Qwest Corporation and VP Telecom, Inc. (Third Revision - First Amended).

On January 7, 2003, the Commission received for approval a Filing of Statement of Generally Available Terms and Conditions for Interconnection, Unbundled Network Elements, Ancillary Services, and Resale of Telecommunication Services Provided by Qwest Corporation in the State of South Dakota to VP Telecom (Third Revision - First Amended - November 15, 2002). According to the parties, the Agreement is a negotiated agreement which sets forth the terms, conditions and prices under which Qwest will offer and provide to any requesting CLEC network interconnection, access to unbundled network elements, ancillary services and telecommunications services available for resale within the geographical areas in which Qwest is providing local exchange service at that time and for which Qwest is the incumbent local exchange carrier within the State of South Dakota for purposes of providing local telecommunications services. Any party wishing to comment on the agreement may do so by filing written comments with the Commission and the parties to the agreement no later than January 27, 2003. Parties to the agreement may file written responses to the comments no later than twenty days after the service of the initial comments.

Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier
Date Docketed: 01/07/03
Initial Comments Due: 01/27/03


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