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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2005
CONTACT: Patricia Van Gerpen, South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, telephone (605) 773-3201
Citizens, legislators and utilities invited to renewable energy tracking meeting
Legislators, interested citizens, and energy company representatives are encouraged to join
South Dakota's Public Utilities Commissioners and Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System experts at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the State Capitol, Pierre to discuss a tracking program for the state.
M-RETS is a regional program being created by five states and one province: Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Manitoba. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the merits of South Dakota participating in M-RETS. This credit tracking system is designed to benefit the development of renewable electric energy technologies.
Experts who will be addressing meeting attendees include Bill Grant of the Izaak Walton League of America and Ron Rebenitsch of Basin Electric Power Cooperative. South Dakota's three Public Utilities Commissioners, Gary Hanson, Bob Sahr and Dustin Johnson, will lead the discussion with these industry experts.
The meeting will be held in Legislative Research Council Conference Rooms 1 and 2 in the
State Capitol and the meeting is expected to end by 3 p.m. The public is invited to listen to the presentations and discussion via a Web cast which can be accessed at puc.sd.gov .
Those requesting more information on the meeting should contact the PUC by calling (800) 332-1782 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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