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State Comparison

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Energy Electricity Net Generation Megawatt Hours 12,549,227 MWh
Total Nameplate Capacity of Generation Fleet, 2012 3,605 MW
Nameplate Capacity Built Before 1980 2,132 MW
Percent Capacity Built Before 1980 59%
Average Retail Price of Electricity 9.81ยข/kWh
Electricity Generated from Coal 12%
Electricity Generated from Natural Gas 9%
Electricity Generated from Nuclear Energy 0%
Electricity Generated from Hydroelectric 45%
Electricity Generated from Geothermal Energy 0%
Electricity Generated from Petroleum 0%
Electricity Generated from Solar Energy 0%
Electricity Generated from Biomass 0%
Electricity Generated from Wind 35%
Electricity Generated from Other Sources 0%
Name
Kristi Noem
Party Affiliation
Republican
Assumed Office
2019-01-05
Name
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
Abbreviation
PUC
Year Established
1886
Associated ISO or RTO
MISO (Midcontinent ISO)
Regulated Services
["Electricity", "Natural Gas", "Gas Pipelines and Safety", "Telecommunications"]
Number of Seats
3
Staff Size
27
Current Commissioner Count
3
Term Length in Years
6 Years
Term Limit
false
Name
South Dakota Legislature
Session Length in Months
4
Session Start Date
2020-01-14
Session End Date
2020-03-30