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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

For the Period of September 26, 2002 through October 2, 2002

If you need a complete copy of a filing faxed, overnight expressed, or mailed to you, please contact Delaine Kolbo within five business days of this report. Phone: 605-773-3705 Fax: 605-773-3809


CT02-038 In the Matter of the Complaint filed by Krista Heeren-Graber on behalf of S.D. Network Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, against McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services, Inc. Regarding a Contract Dispute.

Complainant's representative states that in September 1999, Complainant began receiving service from McLeod. Over a three year period two additional lines and internet service were added. Since 1999, different disputes arose including assessing the Complainant for Iowa sales tax which took months to get credit for; voice mail not working properly; and due to an upgrade by McLeod, the Complainant was without Toll-Free access service for many weeks. Complainant ended service with McLeod in June 2002. The final billing included a term liability charge for over $2000. Complainant's representative disputes that there was a five year contract entered into with McLeod, that the original of the contract does not list any terms and conditions, and the copy sent by McLeod to the Complainant showing the terms and conditions is dated March 2002.

Staff Analyst: Amy Kayser
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Docketed: 09/27/02
Intervention Deadline: N/A



EL02-019 In the Matter of the Filing by Xcel Energy for Approval of its 2001 Economic Development Annual Report and 2002 Economic Development Plan.

On September 30, 2002, the Commission received a filing from Xcel Energy in accordance with Docket EL91-004 requesting: (1) approval of its 2001 economic development report; and (2) approval of its 2002 economic development budget.

Staff Analyst: Heather Forney
Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier
Date Docketed: 09/30/02
Intervention Deadline: 10/18/02

EL02-020 In the Matter of the Filing by Otter Tail Power Company for Approval of a Contract with Deviations with the City of Eden.

Otter Tail Power Company has filed for approval a Municipal Contract with the City of Eden and a Summary List of Contracts with Deviations. The Municipal Contract for the City of Eden was updated because the old Contract will expire on October 26, 2002. The new Contract does not include any new rates that would be considered a deviation.

Staff Analyst: Michele Farris
Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier
Date Docketed: 09/30/02
Intervention Deadline: 10/16/02

EL02-021 In the Matter of the Filing by Xcel Energy for Approval of its Revised Rate Sheets for its Occasional Delivery Energy Service and Time of Delivery Energy Service.

On September 27, 2002, the Commission received for approval a filing of revised rate sheets for the Occasional Delivery Energy Service and Time of Delivery Energy Service. According to the filing, the proposed Occasional Delivery Energy Service rate sheet is revised to reflect an increased metering charge and energy payment. The proposed Time of Delivery Energy Service rate sheet is revised to reflect a decrease in metering charge. Similarly, energy and capacity payments are also revised to reflect the Company's 2002 avoided costs estimate, as illustrated in attachment 1 to the filing.

Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier
Staff Analyst: David Jacobson
Date Docketed: 10/01/02
Intervention Deadline: 10/18/02


TC02-166 In the Matter of S&S Communications/Alterna-Cell's Compliance with Commission Order.

On September 27, 2002, the Commission received a Motion from staff requesting that the Commission issue an Order To Show Cause to S&S Communications/Alterna-Cell (S&S) as to why S&S should not be found in violation of the Order Granting Certificate of Authority in TC00-114 (Order) and of the laws of the State of South Dakota, including but not limited to SDCL 49-31-7.1 and ARSD 20:10:01:28, 20:10:06:05 and 20:10:24:05.05. According to the Motion, staff has sent numerous data requests to S&S in order to determine the proper amount of bond which S&S must post pursuant to the Order. On September 24, 2002, staff received a letter from S&S objecting to providing this information. The Motion alleges that this denial is in violation of state law and alleges that S&S is not properly bonded. Staff seeks an Order, inter alia, compelling S&S to produce the information requested by staff, compelling S&S to meet the bond requirements of the Order or suspending or revoking S&S' certificate of authority. Any party wishing to comment on the Motion may do so by filing written comments with the Commission and the parties to the agreement no later than October 16, 2002. Written responses to the comments may be filed no later than twenty days after the service of the initial comments.

Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier
Date Docketed: 09/27/02
Initial Comments Due: 10/16/02


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