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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
March 27, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. CDT
Room 413, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota


Chairman Gary Hanson called the meeting to order. Present were: Commissioners: Chris Nelson and Kristie Fiegen; Commission Attorneys: Karen Cremer and Adam de Hueck; Commission Advisor: Greg Rislov; Staff Attorneys: Kristen Edwards and Amanda Reiss; Staff Analyst: Darren Kearney; and Staff: Kaitlyn Baucom.

Present were:
Christina Kilby, self; John Homan, self; Will Stone, self; Craig Magedanz, self; George Holborn, self; and Ruby Holburn, self.

Joining the meeting by telephone were:
Lisa Agrimonti, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., representing Deuel Harvest Wind Energy, LLC; Michael Svedeman, Invenergy LLC; Kris Dahl, Otter Tail Power Company; and Jason Sutton, Boyce Law Firm, LLP, representing Otter Tail Power Company.


1.     EL18-053     In the Matter of the Application of Deuel Harvest Wind Energy LLC for a Permit of a Wind Energy Facility and a 345-kV Transmission Line in Deuel County (Staff Analysts: Darren Kearney, Jon Thurber; Staff Attorneys: Kristen Edwards, Amanda Reiss)

A lengthy discussion took place regarding docket EL18-053. An audio of the discussion can be found on the PUC website under Commission Actions, Commission Meeting Archives, 2019, March 27, 2019, recording located at:

     Commissioner Hanson moved to deny Christina Kilby’s Motion for Denial. Motion carried 3-0.

     There being no further business, at the hour of 3:11 p.m., the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission meeting adjourned.

/s/Joy Lashley     .
Joy Lashley
Administrative Specialist
PUC Email
March 27, 2019