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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
September 2, 2014, at 1:30 P.M. CDT
Room 414, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota

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1.     EL14-078     In the Matter of the Joint Request for Service Rights Exception between Northern States Power Company dba Xcel Energy and Sioux Valley-Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc. dba Sioux Valley Energy (Staff Analyst: Darren Kearney; Staff Attorney: Kristen Edwards)

On August 26, 2014, Northern States Power Company dba Xcel Energy (Xcel) submitted a Service Territory Exception Agreement between Xcel and Sioux Valley-Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc. dba Sioux Valley Energy (Sioux Valley). The proposed exception to the existing service territory boundary will permit Sioux Valley to provide 400 amp 1-phase service on a homestead property, located in Xcel's service territory. The exception sought is limited to the 400 amp 1-phase service.

     TODAY, shall the Commission approve the requested service rights exception and Service Territory Exception Agreement?

/s/Cindy Kemnitz     
Cindy Kemnitz
Finance Manager
PUC Email
August 28, 2014