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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
July 29, 2020, at 1:00 P.M. CDT
Room 413, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota

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1.      EL18-003        In the Matter of the Application by Dakota Range I, LLC and Dakota Range II, LLC for a Permit of a Wind Energy Facility in Grant County and Codington County, South Dakota, for the Dakota Range Wind Project (Staff Analysts: Darren Kearney, Jon Thurber; Staff Attorney: Amanda Reiss)

         On January 24, 2018, the Commission received an Application for a Facility Permit for a wind energy facility from Dakota Range I, LLC, and Dakota Range II, LLC. An evidentiary hearing was held June 12-14, 2018. On July 23, 2018, the Commission issued its Final Decision and Order Granting Permit to Construct Wind Energy Facility. On January 6, 2020, Northern States Power Company (NSP) filed a Motion for Approval of Transfer of Permit which the Commission granted on March 9, 2020. Condition 36 of the permit requires the permit holder to provide a public liaison officer, approved by the Commission prior to commencement of construction. On July 22, 2020, NSP filed a letter regarding its proposed public liaison officer.

         TODAY, shall the Commission approve Northern States Power’s proposal for a public liaison officer? OR, how shall the Commission proceed?

Public Comment

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  /s/Leah Mohr                               .
Leah Mohr
Deputy Executive Director
July 23, 2020