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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting

Monday, December 6, 2004 at 11:00 A.M.

State Capitol Building, Room 413

Pierre, South Dakota


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1.         EL04-034         In the Matter of the Filing by Otter Tail Power Company Regarding its Notification of Intent to Apply for a Permit for an Energy Conversion Facility.   (Staff Analyst:  Michele Farris/Martin Bettmann,  Staff Attorney:  Karen Cremer)


On November 12, 2004, Otter Tail Power Company filed a Notice of Intent to submit an application for a permit for an energy conversion facility.  The proposed electric generating facility, tentatively named Big Stone II, would be located on a brown field site adjacent to the existing Big Stone Plant unit I.  The site is located in Grant County east of Milbank and northwest of Big Stone City, SD.  The current plans are to construct a 600 MW electric generating station utilizing a single pulverized coal fired steam generator balanced-draft combustion and a single, reheat steam turbine.


TODAY, shall the Commission designate a local review committee in accordance with SDCL 49-41B-6? AND, what area shall be designated as the affected area pursuant to SDCL 49-41B-6?

Heather K. Forney

Deputy Executive Director

December 3, 2004