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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
October 25, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. CDT
Room 413, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota


Commission Attorney Adam de Hueck called the meeting to order. Present were: Commissioners: Kristie Fiegen, Gary Hanson and Chris Nelson; Commission Attorney: Karen Cremer; Commission Advisor: Greg Rislov; Staff Attorneys: Amanda Reiss and Kristen Edwards; Staff Analysts: Darren Kearney and Jon Thurber; and Staff: Katlyn Gustafson.

Present were:
Brett Koenecke, May, Adam, Gerdes & Thompson LLP, representing Geronimo Energy; Bob Mercer, reporter; Joe Jansen, self; Grace Adam, self; Jean Stevens, opponent of Crocker; Dave Adam, opponent of Crocker; Darci Adam, opponent of Crocker; Shad Stevens, opponent of Crocker; and Linda Jansen, opponent of Crocker.

Joining the meeting by telephone were:
Reece Almond, Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith LLP, representing landowners.


1.     EL17-028      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: Jon Thurber, Darren Kearney; Staff Attorneys: Kristen Edwards, Amanda Reiss)

A lengthy discussion took place regarding Docket EL17-028. An audio of the discussion can be found on the PUC website under Commission Actions, Commission Meeting Archives, 2017, October 25, 2017, recording located at:

     Commissioner Hanson moved to deny the Intervenors’ Motion to Deny and Dismiss Crocker Wind Farm’s Application.

     Commissioner Nelson made a substitute motion to grant the Intervenors’ Motion to Deny and Dismiss Crocker Wind Farm’s Application. Motion carried 3-0.
There being no further business, at the hour of 2:19 p.m., the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission meeting adjourned.

/s/Joy Lashley     .
Joy Lashley
Administrative Assistant
PUC Email
October 25, 2017