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Carbon Cap and Trade: National Policy, Local Impact
A Forum hosted by the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

March 27, 2009 – Sioux Falls, S.D.
Sioux Falls Convention Center, Meeting Rooms 11-12


Time codes that correspond to the audio archive are shown in parentheses.

9:00 a.m.         Welcome and Introduction of Issue

Dusty Johnson, Chairman, South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

9:10 a.m.         Mitigation options in a carbon-constrained world (0:3:39)

Chris Mele, Legislative Director – Energy, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

9:40 a.m.         Environmental Law and Policy Center Perspective (0:23:21)

Karen Bridges, Staff Attorney, Environmental Law & Policy Center

10:00 a.m.       Question and Answer Session (0:36:44)

10:20 a.m.       Break

10:35 a.m.       South Dakota Investor-Owned Electric Utility Perspective (1:34:13)

Steve Willard, Executive Director, South Dakota Electric Utility Companies

10:50 a.m.       South Dakota Electric Cooperative Perspective (1:57:01)

Steve Tomac, Senior Legislative Representative, Basin Electric Power Cooperative

11:05 a.m.       South Dakota Municipal Electric Perspective

Tom Marvin, Director of Electric Services, S.D. Municipal Electric Association (2:15:43)
Tom Heller, CEO, Missouri River Energy Services (2:19:49)

Mike McDowell, General Manager, Heartland Consumers Power District (2:28:11)

11:20 a.m.       Question and Answer Session (2:35:43)

11:45 a.m.       Closing Comments

Commissioner Steve Kolbeck (3:02:37)
Commissioner Gary Hanson (3:04:00)
Commissioner Dusty Johnson (3:06:25)

Noon               Adjourn