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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
March 9, 2012, at 9:30 p.m. CST
Room 413, Capitol Building

Pierre, South Dakota

MINUTES OF THE AD HOC COMMISSION MEETING

Chairman Chris Nelson called the meeting to Order. Present were: Commissioner Kristie Fiegen; Commission Counsel: John Smith; Staff Attorneys: Kara Semmler and Ryan Soye; Staff Analysts: Chris Daugaard and Patrick Steffensen; and Staff: Tina Douglas.

Joining the meeting by telephone were: Commissioners Gary Hanson; Sara Dannen, NorthWestern Corporation dba NorthWestern Energy, and Yvette Lafrentz, Doney Law Firm, representing Oak Tree Energy LLC.

Electric

1.     EL11-006     In the Matter of the Complaint by Oak Tree Energy LLC against NorthWestern Energy for refusing to enter into a Purchase Power Agreement (Staff Analysts: Chris Daugaard and Brian Rounds, Staff Attorneys: Kara Semmler and Ryan Soye)

A lengthy discussion took place regarding Oak Tree's Motion to Allow Electronic Testimony and can be found on the PUC website under Commission Actions, Commission Meeting Archives, 2012, March 9, 2012, recording located at: http://puc.sd.gov/Archives/2012/default.aspx
 
     Commissioner Nelson made a motion to deny Oak Tree's Motion to Allow Electronic Testimony. Motion carried 3-0.
        
There being no further business, at the hour of 9:17 a.m., the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission meeting adjourned. The next Commission meeting is scheduled for March 13, 2012.

 

/S/Joy Irving
Joy Irving
Administrative Assistant
puc@state.sd.us
March 9, 2012