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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
For the Period February 10, 2011, through February 16, 2011

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EL11-003     In the Matter of the Application of Black Hills Power, Inc. for Approval of Deferred Collection of its Electric Cost Adjustment 

On February 14, 2011, Black Hills Power, Inc. filed an application for approval of deferred collection of the Electric Cost Adjustment (ECA) including the Conditional Energy Cost Adjustment, the Transmission Cost Adjustment and the Steam Plant Fuel Cost Adjustment. Specifically, Black Hills Power, Inc. is proposing that the applicable costs normally includable in the ECA for the period of January through March of 2010 that would be recovered beginning March 1, 2011, through February 28, 2012, be allowed to be deferred and collected in the energy cost adjustment beginning on June 1, 2011, through May 31, 2012. The need for this deferral is due to the change in timing of the energy cost adjustment clause calculation and recovery as approved in Docket EL09-018. 

Staff Analysts:  Bob Knadle, Jon Thurber and Brittany Mehlhaff
Staff Attorney:  Ryan Soye
Date Filed:  02/14/11
Intervention Deadline:  02/21/11 


GE11-001     In the Matter of the Filing by MidAmerican for the Approval of Its Reconciliation for 2010 and its Proposed Energy Efficiency Plan for 2011 

MidAmerican Energy filed its 2010 Energy Efficiency Annual report and reconciliation for the 2010 Energy Cost Recovery Factor from January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010. In addition, MidAmerican submitted its 2011 Energy Efficiency Plan Update. MidAmerican requested an effective date of tariff revisions of April 4, 2011.

Staff Analysts: Brian Rounds and Ross Pedersen
Staff Attorneys: Kara Semmler and Ryan Soye
Date Filed: 02/15/11
Intervention Deadline: 03/04/11 


TC11-005     In the Matter of the Application of City of Brookings Municipal Telephone dba Swiftel Communications for an Amended Certificate of Authority 

On February 10, 2011, the Commission received an application from Swiftel Communications for an Amended Certificate of Authority for local exchange service pursuant to SDCL 49-31-69. Swiftel Communications is requesting an amendment to their Certificate of Authority, based on new telephone service territory resulting from the annexation of land by the City of Brookings. Swiftel Communications is also requesting a waiver of ARSD 20:10:32:03 (1-8); 10-22; and (24). The legal descriptions of Resolutions No. 49-08 (real estate owned by Fishback Family Farms LLC) and No. 73-10 (real estate owned by the City of Brookings) describe the areas to be included in the Amended Certification of Authority. These areas are undeveloped land and there are no customers being served by either Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative or Swiftel Communications. The land annexed by Resolutions No. 55-08 and No. 59-08 will not be included in the service territory. 

Staff Analyst:  Chris Daugaard
Staff Attorney:  Karen Cremer
Date Filed:  02/10/11
Intervention Deadline:  03/04/11

TC11-006     In the Matter of Qwest Corporation and McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services, LLC dba PAETEC Business Services request for an Amendment to the Wireline Interconnection Agreement 

On February 16, 2011, the Commission received an Amendment to the Wireline Interconnection Agreement between Qwest Corporation and McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services, LLC dba PAETEC Business Services. The parties have amended the agreement by adding terms and conditions related to xDSL Capable Loops. The parties have agreed to implement the provisions of this Amendment the later of February 28, 2011, or upon the Commission approval date. 

Staff Attorney: Kara Semmler
Date Filed:  02/16/11
Initial Comments Due:  03/04/11

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