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STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Otter Tail Power Co/Northern Plains Electric Coop Jamestown, North Dakota Service Area Agreement Case No.

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Otter Tail Power Co/Northern Plains Electric Coop
Jamestown, North Dakota
Service Area Agreement
Case No. PU-21-364
Otter Tail Power Company
Jamestown, North Dakota
Public Convenience & Necessity
Case No. PU-21-365
NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSOLIDATED HEARING
August 18, 2021
On August 9, 2021, Otter Tail Power Company (OTP) and Northern Plains Electric Cooperative (NPEC) filed a joint application for approval of a Service Area Agreement (SAA) to designate service locations to be served by OTP and NPEC within and around the City of Jamestown, North Dakota. OTP further requests issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing it to extend service to locations within the OTP service area set forth in the agreement.
The issues to be considered in these proceedings are:
1. Whether the SAA complies with North Dakota Century Code section 49-03-06
2. Whether approval of the SAA and resulting certificate of public convenience and necessity issuance is compatible with the public interest.
Those interested are invited to comment on the application in writing. Persons desiring a hearing must file a written request identifying their interest in the proceeding and the reasons for requesting a hearing. Comments and requests for hearing must be received by September 17, 2021. If deemed appropriate, the Commission can determine the matter without a hearing.
For more information contact the Public Service Commission, State Capitol, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505, 701-328-2400 or Relay North Dakota 1-800-366-6888 TTY. If you require any auxiliary aids or services, such as readers, signers, or Braille materials, please notify the Commission 24 hours in advance.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Randy Christmann, Commissioner
Julie Fedorchak, Chair
Brian Kroshus, Commissioner
(Aug. 25, 2021) 2901481