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EIS-0415: Final Environmental Impact Statement

Deer Creek Station Energy Facility Project Brookings County, South Dakota

In response to a request from Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric), Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to provide interconnection services, and Rural Utilities Service (RUS) proposes to provide financial assistance, for the Deer Creek Station Project, a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired generation facility. The facility is being proposed to meet projected intermediate demands for electricity in the eastern portion of Basin Electric’s service territory, as determined from a power supply analysis. Basin Electric’s alternatives analysis included alternative power generation technologies and alternative sites. Basin Electric proposes to construct a proposed natural gas-fired combined-cycle facility near White, South Dakota.