STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Crabtree PSC statement
From Public Service Commission candidate Brad Crabtree:
BISMARCK - In a statement released today, Public Service Commission candidate Brad Crabtree called the North Dakota Public Service Commission's ... Posted on 6/25/10 at 7:20 AM
BISMARCK, N.D. —Public Service Commission candidate Brad Crabtree wants opponent Kevin Cramer to take responsibility for a $13 million rate increase from a failed power plant and for supporting legislation that left consumers with the bill.
Otter Tail Power Company today announced its withdrawal as a participating utility and as the project’s lead developer from Big Stone II, a 500-to-600-megawatt coal-fired power plant proposed for near Milbank, S.D., with related transmission upgrades in South Dakota and Minnesota.
Steve Schultz from Otter Tail Power Company spoke about the Big Stone II project at the last Rotary meeting. Big Stone is an electricity-generating plant that uses coal. The Big Stone II plant is an addition to the current processing plant. It is a multi-company, multi-state government and multi-financed project. The project originally started with seven companies and a projected cost of $1.2 billion. The permitting process started June 30, 2005, and received some of the permits in 2006; then, it went on hold during 2007. The organization was hoping to generate electricity from 2011-2012. What actually has happened, in South Dakota, since the plant is located in Milbank, which borders Minnesota, it received permitting on July 14, 2006.
An independent report on the proposed Big Stone II power plant says the utilities that want to build the coal-fired plant have underestimated their costs.
October 24, 2008
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