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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting

Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at 9:30 A.M.

State Capitol Building, Room 412

Pierre, South Dakota


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1.        EL07-025          In the Matter of the Filing for Approval of an Addendum to Agreement Regarding Assigned Service Area between Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative, Inc. and the City of Watertown, South Dakota.  (Staff Analysts:  Brian Rounds/Nathan Solem, Staff Attorney:  Karen Cremer)


           On August 6, 2007, Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Codington-Clark Electric) and the City of Watertown (City) filed a Petition for Approval of Addendum to Agreement Regarding Assigned Service Area. On August 5, 1998, the Commission approved an Agreement between Codington-Clark Electric and the City regarding their assigned service area. The Agreement was for a three year term, which expired on July 23, 2001. The parties entered into an Addendum to that Agreement for the purpose of renewing the Agreement until July 23, 2004. Subsequently, the parties entered into another Addendum to that Agreement which renewed the Agreement until July 23, 2007.  This filing is for approval of a new Addendum to Agreement Regarding Assigned Service Area providing for the extension of the Agreement through August 1, 2022.  On September 28, 2007, the parties filed a revised Addendum to the Agreement providing for the extension of the Agreement in perpetuity.


           TODAY, shall the Commission Approve the Addendum to Agreement Regarding Assigned Service Area?

Natural Gas


1.        NG07-020         In the Matter of Inadequate Reason for Disconnection, Failure to Provide Service and Tariff Violations Made by MidAmerican Energy.  (Staff Analysts:  Dave Jacobson/Deb Gregg, Staff Attorney:  Kara Semmler)


           On October 5, 2007, Staff filed a Motion for Order to Show Cause against MidAmerican Energy based on a consumer's disconnection and MidAmerican's refusal to provide natural gas services. Staff alleges neither the disconnection nor the failure to provide service were in compliance with the company's tariff and Commission rules and statutes.  On October 18, 2007, Staff filed a Motion to Dismiss.


        TODAY, shall the Commission Grant the Motion to Dismiss?


Heather K. Forney

Deputy Executive Director

October 18, 2007