South Dakota

South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

(PUC)

services regulated
Electricity Natural Gas Gas Pipelines and Safety Telecommunications

More on PUC

Commissioners

Number of Seats3
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Kristie Fiegen

Republican
Chairperson | Elected
605-773-3201
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Gas
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Gary Hanson

Republican
Vice Chairman | Elected
605-773-3201
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Electricity
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Chris Nelson

Republican
Elected
605-773-3201
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
NARUC PositionBoard of Directors Member

NARUC Committees

  • Chair
  • Committee on Telecommunications

Commissioner Selection Details

Selection Method Elected
Chairperson Selection
Appointment Process
Term length 6 Years
Term limit
Election method Public
Election Cycle Staggered, Every two years (even)
Bipartisan Requirement

Bipartisan Requirement

Commissioner Prequalifications There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "No person is eligible to hold the office of Public Utilities...

Commissioner Prequalifications

There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "No person is eligible to hold the office of Public Utilities Commissioner except a citizen of the United States, a qualified voter of this state who has attained the age of twenty-five years and has resided within this state for at least two years next preceding his election, and who is not the owner of any bonds or stocks in any company, or in the employment of or in any manner pecuniarily interested in any company, of which the Public Utilities Commission has supervision."

PUC Jurisdiction and Enabling Authority

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