Otter Tail Power Company to Seek Permits for Major Investment in Deuel County
Deuel County, S.D. – Top officials from Otter Tail Power Company, headquartered in Fergus Falls, Minn., announced today plans to seek regulatory approvals to build a new gas-fired electricity-generating station in Deuel County, South Dakota. The proposed Astoria Station is part of the company’s plan to meet customer demand for electricity, replace expiring capacity purchase agreements and prepare for the company’s 2021 retirement of the 1950s-era coal-fired Hoot Lake Plant in Fergus Falls.
“Otter Tail Power Company’s project is a good fit for South Dakota’s growing energy sector. Natural...
PIERRE, S.D. – Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy filed an application today with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for a 600 megawatt wind energy project in South Dakota as part of a larger 1,500 megawatt project in Sioux Falls. The proposed project would impact residents in Codington, Deuel and Grant counties.
“If there are two things South Dakota is abundant in, it’s wind and opportunity, so a capital investment worth potentially $800 million is exciting” said South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard. “Our premier business climate makes doing business in South Dakota affordable and profitable, and harnessing our natural wind power will provide energy...
As part of our ongoing housing initiative, two surveys have been created to help us better understand our housing need. One of the two focuses on the commuter while the other will help us to get our arms around why people leave. Please take a moment to share this or complete it, if it is relative to your situation.
Exit Survey: This survey is intended for former Milbank residents who have left the community or are planning to leave.
Commuter Survey: This survey is intended for those that live outside of Milbank and commute to Milbank for employment.
Otter Tail Power Company serves 49 South Dakota communities, with an average population of 358. In all, our company provides electricity to 422 communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Ottertail has offices and generating resources in 10 SD communities.