The South Dakota Energy Smart Pledge

We, the undersigned, hereby join as partners in the South Dakota Energy Smart initiative. We are committed to improving energy efficiency in South Dakota and stand behind the following South Dakota Energy Smart objectives:

  • Recognizing realistic, cost-effective energy efficiency as a resource that can offset the need for new generation
  • Making or continuing a long-term commitment to implement realistic, cost-effective energy efficiency programs
  • Educating consumers about the benefits of and opportunities for energy efficiency
  • Providing reasonable, timely, and stable energy efficiency funding, subject to regulatory approval when needed

Energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective ways to address the challenges of high energy prices, energy security and independence, and environmental stewardship. As a partner in the South Dakota Energy Smart initiative, we look forward to helping South Dakotans become more efficient users of energy.

Signed Nov. 27, 2007 by representatives of:
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
Black Hills Power
Heartland Consumers Power District
MidAmerican Energy Company
Missouri River Energy Services
Montana-Dakota Utilities
NorthWestern Energy
Otter Tail Power Company
South Dakota Municipal Electric Association
South Dakota Rural Electric Association
Xcel Energy