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Storms Cause Problems To Electric Companies

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Storms Cause Problems To Electric Companies

Winter ice storms and summer severe weather have led to numerous, long term power outages in cities across the region. Some of those power companies may have to make some expensive decisions. Chris Nelson, vice chair of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission says those companies may be forced to look at moving power lines underground…

Sioux Falls had a major outage due to an April ice storm, while the Twin Cities and Omaha have seen outages due to severe weather this summer. Nelson said many rural cooperatives have already put much of their wiring underground…

Nelson says the PUC will act if they hear enough from utility customers…

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