hydroelectric power

A rendering of the proposed pumped storage project. (MRES and MidAmerican Energy)

PUC to opponents of an energy storage project: talk to the feds

BY: - November 7, 2022

A deluge of public comments on a proposed energy storage project along the western bluffs of the Missouri River prompted the state Public Utilities Commission to issue a statement on Monday pointing out that it has no authority over the project. The project would be located 20 miles northeast of Gregory and is dubbed the […]

A photo taken near the proposed pumped storage project along the Missouri River

Concerns raised over an energy storage project along the Missouri River

BY: - November 3, 2022

Backers of a multibillion-dollar proposal in rural south-central South Dakota say they have a way to capture and store renewable energy for later use. The clean energy pitch has drawn criticism and concern from nearby landowners, however, who worry that the project could damage the environment and impact recreational opportunities in south-central South Dakota. Project […]