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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 1:30 P.M.
State Capitol Building, Room 468
Pierre, South Dakota

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1.           EL05-001           In the Matter of the Filing by Navitas Energy Regarding its Notification of Intent to Apply for a Permit for an Energy Conversion Facility.  (Staff Analyst:  Michele Farris,  Staff Attorney:  Karen Cremer)

On January 13, 2005, Navitas Energy filed with the Commission a Notification of Intent to submit an application for a Permit for an Energy Conversion Facility.  The proposed White Wind Farm will consist of up to 102 wind turbines to yield a net capacity of up to 200 MW.  The preferred wind turbine will be a 2.0 MW machine with a rotor diameter between 80-90 meters.  The turbines and associated facilities will be sited on land that is primarily used as grazing land southeast of the City of White, Brookings County, South Dakota.

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
February 2, 2005