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2020 South Dakota PUC News

July 16, 2020 - Hanson elected to lead Mid-America Regulatory Conference

South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Chairman Gary Hanson was elected to serve as president of the Mid-America Regulatory Conference at the organization’s annual meeting, held electronically, on June 22. Prior to this position, Hanson served two years as the group’s vice president, two years as secretary and one year as treasurer....(read more)

April 17, 2020South Dakota PUC reminds consumers to utilize available resources during pandemic

As the coronavirus outbreak progresses, many South Dakotans may continue to find themselves in unexpected positions. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission reminds consumers that utility providers are committed to providing quality services during this challenging time and may be willing to work on flexible payment plans with customers who are facing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic....(read more)

April 3, 2020Calling 811 remains an essential safety step, even during a pandemic

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission is urging South Dakotans to be especially vigilant about utilizing 811’s Call Before You Dig service to mark underground utilities and to exercise extreme caution with excavating projects....(read more)

March 18, 2020South Dakota PUC approves construction permit for Crowned Ridge Wind II

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved a construction permit for the Crowned Ridge Wind II Project, a 301-megawatt wind energy facility to be constructed in Codington, Deuel and Grant counties....(read more)

Feb. 4, 2020South Dakota PUC issues first permit for construction of a large-scale solar facility

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved a construction permit for the Lookout Solar Project, a solar generation facility in Oglala Lakota County capable of generating up to 110 megawatts of electricity, at their regular meeting in Pierre yesterday, Feb. 3...(read more)


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