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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting

Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 9:30 A.M.
State Capitol Building, Room 412
Pierre, South Dakota

NOTE: If you wish to join this meeting by conference call, please contact the Commission at 605-773-3201 by 5:00 p.m. on June 21, 2004.

NOTE: Notice is further given to persons with disabilities that this Commission meeting is being held in a physically accessible place. If you have special needs, please notify the Commission and we will make all necessary arrangements.



1. EL04-016 In the Matter of the Filing by Superior Renewable Energy LLC et al. against Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. Regarding the Java Wind Project.

On May 12, 2004, Superior Renewable Energy LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary, Java LLC, filed a petition requesting the Commission to settle a dispute regarding the long term purchase price of electricity generated from a Qualified Facility pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act of 1978. On May 27, 2004, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.(MDU) filed a Petition to Intervene. The Commission granted intervention to MDU a June 8, 2004 meeting. On June 15, 2004, MidAmerican Energy Company filed a Petition to Intervene Out of Time. On June 17, 2004, NorthWestern Corporation filed a Petition to Intervene. On June 18, 2004, Black Hills Power, Inc. filed a Petition to Intervene.

TODAY, shall the Commission grant NorthWestern and Black Hills Power, Inc.'s Late Filed Intervention?


TC04-076 In the Matter of the Application of Cognigen Networks, Inc. for a Certificate of Authority to Provide Interexchange Telecommunications Services in South Dakota.

On April 12, 2004, Cognigen Networks, Inc. filed an application for a Certificate of Authority to provide resold interexchange telecommunication services in South Dakota. Cognigen Networks, Inc. intends to provide resold interexchange long distance services throughout South Dakota.

TODAY, shall the Commission grant the Certificate of Authority to Cognigen Networks, Inc.?

Heather K. Forney
Deputy Executive Director
June 21, 2004