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SD Energy Infrastructure Authority Seeking Consultant

For Immediate Release: June 27, 2006
Contact: Bill Even: 773-3301 or 800-872-6190

Pierre, S.D. – The South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority (Authority) is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to conduct interviews with entities that generate, transmit, or distribute electricity within South Dakota and prepare a report summarizing the findings, Authority Interim Executive Director Bill Even announced today.

The consultant’s findings will provide a basis for a final report to be distributed to South Dakota’s Governor, Legislature, Congressional Delegation and the public.

Proposals should be submitted to the Authority by 5:00 pm CDT Friday July 14, 2006.

For more information, contact Bill Even at with the subject line “RFP #2006-01 Inquiry”. Inquiries may also be faxed to 605-773-3256.

The full Request for Proposal with detailed information can be viewed at:

About the South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority:

The South Dakota Legislature created the Authority in 2005 to diversify and expand the state’s economy by developing energy production facilities and the energy transmission facilities necessary to produce and transport energy to markets within the state and outside the state.  The Authority is codified in the South Dakota Codified Laws Chapter 1-16I (SDCL 1-16I).

Specifically, the SDEIA must meet with any interested owner of transmission lines in South Dakota and any interested generator and distributor of electricity by August of each year. The Authority then reports its findings and makes recommendations about what the private sector, state and federal government can do to create and enhance the generation of electricity in South Dakota.

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