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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
For the Period of December 1, 2005 through December 7, 2005
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EL05-028 In the Matter of the Application of Xcel Energy for a Facilities Permit to Build 9.65 Miles of the Buffalo Ridge to Brookings County 115 kV Transmission Line, Two 0.4 Mile Brookings County to White 345 kV Transmission Lines, the Brookings County Substation and to Add Facilities to the White Substation.
On December 2, 2005, Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation d/b/a Xcel Energy, submitted an application for a Construction Permit to build the following facilities: 1. Two new 0.4 mile 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission lines connecting the Western Area Power Administration White Substation located southeast of White, South Dakota, and a new Xcel Energy Brookings County Substation; 2. A new 345 kV/115kV Brookings County Substation located approximately 0.4 miles east of the White Substation; 3. A new 9.65 mile 115 kV transmission line from the Brookings County Substation to the Minnesota/South Dakota border; and 4. Improvements to the White Substation to accommodate the new 345 kV lines. The application comprises the western portion of the Buffalo Ridge - White transmission project which connects the White Substation to the Buffalo Ridge Substation southeast of Lake Benton, Minnesota.
Staff Analysts: Martin Bettmann/Bob Knadle
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Filed: 12/02/05
Intervention Deadline: 01/31/05
On December 1, 2005, Northern Valley Communications, L.L.C. (NVC) filed a petition in accordance with ARSD 20:10:27:11, asking the Commission to exempt NVC from filing company specific cost-based intrastate switched access rates.
Analyst: Keith Senger
Staff Attorney: Sara Greff
Date Filed: 12/1/05
Intervention Deadline: 12/23/05
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