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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
December 30, 2019, at 10:30 A.M. CST
Room 413, 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: Jon Thurber, Eric Paulson and Darren Kearney; and Staff: Leah Mohr.

Present were: Amber Christenson, self; Allen Robish, self; Brian J. Murphy, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC; David Gil, Crowned Ridge Wind, LLC; and Bob Mercer, KELO reporter.

Joining the meeting by telephone were: Commissioners: Gary Hanson and Kristie Fiegen; Staff Attorney: Amanda Reiss; Kristi Mogen, self; Miles Schumacher, Lynn, Jackson, Shultz and Lebrun, PC representing Crowned Ridge Wind, LLC; Brian Riniker, Jay Haley and Joshua Tran, Crowned Ridge Wind, LLC; and Amanda Rome, Northern States Power Company dba Xcel Energy.


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 for docket EL19-003. An audio of the discussion can be found on the PUC website under Commission Actions, Commission Meeting Archives, 2019, December 30, 2019, recording located at:

      Commissioner Nelson moved to defer the matter to the January 7, 2019 Commission meeting or such time as outstanding questions could be answered.  Motion to defer carried 3-0.

There being no further business, at the hour of 1:17 p.m., the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission meeting adjourned.

/s/Maggie Dell      .
Maggie Dell
Administrative Specialist
PUC Email
December 30, 2019