Energy Conversion and Transmission Facilities (South Dakota)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place South Dakota

Applies to States or Provinces South Dakota
Name Energy Conversion and Transmission Facilities (South Dakota)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website

Last Review 2014-08-01
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary


This legislation applies to energy conversion facilities designed for or capable of generating 100 MW or more of electricity, wind energy facilities with a combined capacity of 100 MW, certain transmission facilities, and AC/DC conversion facilities. Such facilities may not be constructed or operated in the state without a prior permit from the Public Utilities Commission to ensure that to ensure that the energy requirements of the state are met and that the location, construction, and operation of such facilities will produce minimal adverse effects on the environment and the citizens of the state. Permit requirements and procedures are addressed in the legislation. Additional siting regulations are addressed in the SD Administrative Rules 20:10:22.

Policy Contact

Department South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

Address Capitol Building, 1st floor
Address 2 500 E. Capitol Ave.
Place Pierre, South Dakota
Zip/Postal Code 57501-5070
Phone (605) 773-3201

Fax 1-866-757-6031


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: SDCL 49-41B

Authority 2: SDAR 20:10:22