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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
June 8, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. CDT
Room 413, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota

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1.     EL17-055     In the Matter of the Application by Crocker Wind Farm, LLC for a Permit of a Wind Energy Facility and a 345 kV Transmission Line in Clark County, South Dakota, for Crocker Wind Farm (Staff Analysts: Darren Kearney, Jon Thurber; Staff Attorneys: Kristen Edwards, Amanda Reiss)

On December 15, 2017, Crocker Wind Farm, LLC filed with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (Commission) an Application for an energy facility permit and a 345 kV Transmission Line (Projects) to construct the Crocker Wind Farm, a wind energy facility located on approximately 29,331 acres of privately owned land in Clark County, South Dakota, approximately 8 miles north of Clark, South Dakota. The proposed projects include up to 120 wind turbines, associated access roads, a new collector substation, an operations and maintenance facility, and associated 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission in Clark County, South Dakota. The projects will result in the installation of approximately 5.2 miles of overhead transmission that will be wholly located within the wind farm’s boundary. The transmission line route will run from a substation in Section 30 of Township 119N, Range 58W to the Point-of-Interconnect (POI), which is located approximately 2 miles north of the town of Crocker in Section 9 of Township 119N, Range 58W. Two routing options from the substation in Section 30 are under consideration. At the POI, the power will transfer to the Basin Electric Groton-to-Watertown 345 kV transmission line, part of the Southwest Power Pool, Inc./Western Area Power Administration transmission line portfolio in Clark County, South Dakota. On May 9-11, 2018, an evidentiary hearing was held regarding this matter. On May 29, 2018, Crocker Wind Farm, LLC, Staff and the Intervenors filed post-hearing briefs to the Commission.

     TODAY, shall the Commission grant Crocker Wind Farm, LLC the requested permit for a wind energy facility and permit for a 345 kV Transmission Line? OR how shall the Commission proceed?

/s/Cindy Kemnitz      .
Cindy Kemnitz
Finance Manager
PUC Email
June 1, 2018