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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
May 9, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. CDT
Room 423, Capitol Building

Pierre, South Dakota


Commissioner Chris Nelson called the meeting to order. Commission Attorneys: Karen Cremer and Adam de Hueck; Commission Advisor: Greg Rislov; Staff Attorney: Kristen Edwards; Staff Analysts: Eric Paulson, Darren Kearney and Jon Thurber; and Staff: Kaitlyn Baucom.

Present were:
Cheri Whittler, court reporter; Miles Schumacher, Lynn, Jackson, Shultz and Lebrun, PC, representing Crowned Ridge Wind, LLC; and Brian Murphy, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, representing Crowned Ridge Wind, LLC.

Joining the meeting by telephone were:
Commissioners: Gary Hanson and Kristie Fiegen; David Ganje, Ganje Law Offices, representing intervenors; Kristi Mogen, self; Patrick Lynch, self; Allen Robish, self; and Amber Christenson, self.


1.     EL19-003     In the Matter of the Application by Crowned Ridge Wind, LLC for a Permit of a Wind Energy Facility in Grant and Codington Counties (Staff Analysts: Darren Kearney, Jon Thurber, Eric Paulson; Staff Attorneys: Kristen Edwards, Amanda Reiss)

A lengthy discussion took place regarding docket EL19-003. An audio of the discussion can be found on the PUC website under Commission Actions, Commission Meeting Archives, 2019, May 9, 2019, recording located at:

     Commissioner Nelson moved to deny the Intervenors’ Motion to Deny and Dismiss and directed that pursuant to SDCL 49-41B-13, Crowned Ridge expeditiously amend the Application to fully disclose the current and proposed rights of ownership of the proposed facility under ARSD 20:10:22:07. Motion carried 3-0.

There being no further business, at the hour of 9:43 a.m., the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission meeting adjourned.

/s/Joy Lashley     .
Joy Lashley
Administrative Specialist
PUC Email
May 9, 2019