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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission


For the Period of October 14, 2004 through October 20, 2004


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EL04-032   In the Matter of the Petition for Electrical Service by Dakota Turkey Growers, LLC to have Dakota Energy Cooperative, Inc. Assigned as its Electric Provider in the Service Area of NorthWestern Energy. 


On October 18, 2004, the Commission received a petition from Dakota Turkey Growers, LLC for electrical service. The petition requests that the Public Utilities Commission assign Dakota Energy Cooperative, Inc. as the supplier of electrical service to the Dakota Turkey Growers facility.  Dakota Turkey Growers is constructing and will operate a turkey processing plant at a site located in the NE Quarter of Section 4, Township 110 North, Range Six West, in Beadle county, South Dakota, approximately one and one-half miles east of Huron, South Dakota, on the south side of Highway 14.  The site of the facility is within the assigned service area of NorthWestern Energy.  Dakota Turkey Growers will require electrical service of substantially more than a contracted minimum demand of 2,000 kilowatts, and will enter into a contract for such electrical service. 


Staff Analyst:  Michele Farris

Staff Attorneys:  Karen Cremer/Sara Harens

Date Filed:  10/18/04

Intervention Deadline:  11/05/04




TC04-207   In the Matter of the Petition of Black Hills FiberCom, L.L.C. for a Continuation of an Exemption from Developing Company Specific Cost-Based Switched Access Rates.  


On October 14, 2004, Black Hills FiberCom, L.L.C. (FiberCom) filed a request with the Public Utilities Commission for approval to continue FiberCom's exemption from establishing cost-based switched access rates which was granted on October 18, 2001. "It is FiberCom's position that the additional costs associated with developing company-specific, cost-based intrastate switched access rates outweigh any benefits to FiberCom's customers and, therefore, it is in the best interests of the consumer and customers of FiberCom to continue the exemption pursuant to ARSD 20:10:27:11."


Staff Analyst:  Harlan Best

Staff Attorneys:  Karen E. Cremer/Sara Harens

Date Docketed:  10/14/04

Intervention Deadline:  11/05/04


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