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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

For the Period of March 29, 2007 through April 4, 2007  

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EL07-011        In the Matter of the Filing by Otter Tail Power Company for Approval of its Proposed Energy Efficiency Partnership Plan for 2008. 

Application by Otter Tail Power Company for Commission consideration of a one year pilot Energy Efficiency Program. The Energy Efficiency Program consists of 10 individual programs including programs for all rate classes and major end uses showing the greatest potential for energy savings. It is proposed that the programs would be launched January 1, 2008, and it is expected that the programs, including budgets and goals, would roll over into 2009 and 2010.

Staff Analysts:  Brian Rounds/Steve Wegman/Bob Knadle/Dave Jacobson
Staff Attorney:  Karen Cremer
Date Filed:  03/29/07
Intervention Deadline:  05/04/07

EL07-012        In the Matter of the Filing by Xcel Energy for Approval of its 2006 Economic Development Annual Report and 2007 Economic Development Plan. 

On April 02, 2007, Xcel Energy filed for Commission approval of its 2006 economic development report and the 2007 economic development budget. The report includes the budget that was planned for the year 2006, the actual economic development investments that Xcel Energy made in 2006, and the planned budget for 2007.  

Staff Analyst:  Keith Senger
Staff Attorney:  Kara Van Bockern
Date Filed:  04/02/07
Intervention Deadline:  04/20/07 


NG07-010       In the Matter of the Filing by Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. for Approval of Tariff Revisions. 

Application by Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. for approval of tariff revisions to revise its policy regarding Seasonal Reconnection charges applicable to certain natural gas customers under General Provisions Rate 100. The proposed revisions would provide seasonal business customers credit for volumes of natural gas used during the time in service when calculating the applicable reconnection charge.

Staff Analyst:  Dave Jacobson
Staff Attorney:  Kara Van Bockern
Date Filed:  03/30/07
Intervention Deadline:  04/20/07 


TC07-018        In the Matter of the Application of First Choice Technology, Inc. for a Certificate of Authority to Provide Interexchange Telecommunications Services in South Dakota. 

On April 4, 2007, First Choice Technology, Inc. filed an application seeking a Certificate of Authority to provide interexchange services throughout South Dakota. The Applicant intends to utilize the underlying facilities of Qwest Corporation and/or Global Crossing. 

Staff Analyst:  Nathan Solem/Harlan Best
Staff Attorney:  Karen E. Cremer
Date Filed:  04/04/07
Intervention Deadline:  04/20/07 

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