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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
May 23, 2017, at 9:30 A.M. CDT
Room 413, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota

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1.     EL16-021     In the Matter of the Complaint by Consolidated Edison Development, Inc. against NorthWestern Corporation dba NorthWestern Energy for Establishing a Purchase Power Agreement (Staff Analysts: Jon Thurber, Darren Kearney, Joseph Rezac; Staff Attorneys: Amanda Reiss, Kristen Edwards)

On June 23, 2016, Juhl Energy, Inc. (Juhl) filed a Complaint seeking resolution of a dispute with NorthWestern Corporation dba NorthWestern Energy (NorthWestern) regarding the proper avoided cost for a long-term electric power purchase agreement. On August 4, 2016, the Parties filed a Joint Request for a Procedural Schedule. At its regularly scheduled meeting on August 16, 2016, the Commission established a Procedural Schedule. On October 24, 2016, Juhl submitted a request for Confidential Treatment of responses to NorthWestern Energy Discovery Requests 1-29 and 1-31. On February 1, 2016, Consolidated Edison Development, Inc. filed a Notice of Appearance and Motion to Amend Complaint based on Consolidated Edison Development, Inc.’s acquisition of Juhl Energy Inc.’s interest in the three wind energy projects that are the subject of this docket. At its regularly scheduled meeting on February 10, 2017, the Commission granted Consolidated Edison Development’s motion to amend its complaint. On April 11, 2017, through April 12, 2017, an evidentiary hearing was held. On May 3, 2017, NorthWestern filed a response to Commissioner Nelson’s inquiry. On May 17, 2017, ConEd Development filed a Motion to Exclude NorthWestern’s May 3, 2017, Response to Commissioner Nelson.

     TODAY, shall the Commission grant Consolidated Edison Development’s Motion to Exclude NorthWestern’s May 3, 2017, Response to Commissioner Nelson?

/s/Cindy Kemnitz            .
Cindy Kemnitz
Finance Manager
PUC Email
May 18, 2017