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2016 South Dakota PUC News

June 7, 2016
- PUC allows Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. natural gas and electric rate increases

Today the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved rate increases for Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.’s electric and natural gas customers in the state. Both increases were less than the company requested as a result of settlement agreements between Montana-Dakota, PUC staff, and, in the natural gas case, the Federal Executive Agencies, an intervenor representing the interests of Ellsworth Air Force Base. The electric rate case is the first base electric rate increase to be implemented by Montana-Dakota since 1985....(read more)

April 7, 2016 - Spring into Safe Digging Month

In South Dakota, spring is the season to welcome warmer weather and longer days. For many, it’s also the time to begin projects to spruce up outdoor spaces. With spring in full swing, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission and the South Dakota One Call Board remind residents to contact South Dakota 811 a few days before beginning any digging project and request that underground utilities be marked...(read more)

January 5, 2016 - South Dakota PUC certifies Keystone XL Pipeline construction permit

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission today determined that the certification filed by TransCanada Keystone Pipeline to construct the Keystone XL Pipeline in South Dakota is valid. The decision was made by commission members Chris Nelson, Kristie Fiegen and Gary Hanson at a regular PUC meeting.....(read more)



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