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Betsy Engelking (center) of Xcel Energy describes policy briefings she others had with German government and utility industry representatives during a 2006 clean-energy fact finding tour. Ms. Engelking is flanked on the left by Mike Gregerson of the Great Plains Institute and South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Vice Chairman Gary Hanson, at right. Engelking and the others were part of a briefing held in Pierre, S.D., July 26, 2007, to discuss the group's

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David Hadley (left) of the Midwest Independent System Operator, speaks about visiting several European power plants in 2006 with a delegation from the Midwest that included Beth Soholt (right) of Wind on the Wires. The group toured facilities at Nuon Power in Buggenum, Netherlands; Future Energy in Frieberg, Germany; and SVZ Schwarze Pumpe in Spreetal, Germany.

 

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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Vice Chairman Gary Hanson offers a regulator's perspective about the future of low-rank coal technology and other clean-energy options. Beside him is Betsy Engelking of Xcel Energy.

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Gary Hanson, Vice Chairman of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission; David Hadley, Vice President for State Regulatory Relations for the Midwest Independent System Operator; and Beth Soholt, Executive Director of Wind on the Wires discuss highlights of a European clean-energy fact finding tour they and other Midwest delegates took in 2006. The three were panelists at a briefing about the tour held July 26, 2007, in Pierre, S.D.

 

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Gary Hanson, South Dakota Public Utilities Vice Chairman, and David Hadley, Vice President for State Regulatory Relations for the Midwest Independent System Operator, listen to a question from the audience at a clean-energy briefing held in Pierre, S.D. in July 2007. Hanson and Hadley were among five panelists who recounted their experiences of a 2006 fact-finding tour of European commercial-scale, dry-feed gasification operations.