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State Agency Records - Public Service Commission. Commissioner - #32227

Title: Public Service Commission, Commissioner Susan Wefald

Dates: 1993-2008

Record Series: 32227

Quantity: 3 feet

Abstract: Consists of minutes, correspondence, speeches, testimony, bills and legislation, conference materials, letters to the editor, programs, news articles, weekly planners, and photographs.

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BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 Correspondence           1993
2 Correspondence           1994
3 Correspondence           1995
4 Correspondence           1996
5 Correspondence           1997
6 Correspondence           1998
7 Correspondence           1999
8 Correspondence           2000
9 Correspondence           2001
10 Correspondence        2002
11 Correspondence        2003
12 Correspondence        2004
13 Correspondence        2005
14 Correspondence        2006
15 Correspondence        2007
16 Correspondence        2008
17 Letters to the editor 1997-2008
18 Correspondence on North Dakota Telephone customers’ “Bill of Rights” 1999
19 “Nice letters” (folder 1 of 2)  1993-2008
20 “Nice letters” (folder 2 of 2)  1993-2008

Box 2:
1 Grain Dealers Convention speeches    1994-2008
2 Extension Service “Wind Power and Land Owners” Workshop, Bismarck State College, December 2, 2008
3 “Regulatory Challenges to Renewables Development,” Developing Renewable Energy: Bringing Wall Street and Renewable Technologies Together, Harvard Club of New York, NY, September 18, 2008
4 “North Dakota Electric Energy Resources” presentation, Rural Electric roundtable, Richardton, ND April 7, 2008
5 “Infrastructure Expansion Roles and Responsibilities,” MISO Stakeholder Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, April 18, 2007
6 “Compliance With Resource Adequacy Standards – Assuring Compliance Occurs!,” Joint Reliability First Corporation-Midwest Reliability Organization Resource Adequacy Conference, Indianapolis, IN, May 10, 2007
7 Current Issues with Wind, Burleigh County Township Officers Meeting, March 14, 2007
8 Comments of Commissioner Susan Wefald, President North Dakota Public Service Commission, Ottertail Power Company, Minnkota Power Cooperative, FPL Energy Press Conference, March 29, 2007
9 Girls State Public Service Commission speech and notes, Grand Forks, ND, June 8, 2006
10 Speeches       2006
11 Energy Regulators Regional Association Tariff/Pricing Committee meeting, Yerevan, Armenia, September 2005
12 National Council of State Legislators meeting, “How States Oversee and Influence Plans for New Transmission Lines” and newspaper clippings, protocol, and other presentations, Seattle, WA, August 18, 2005
13 Current Issues Conference, Santa Fe, NM March 23, 2004
14 “Defining the State Role in Regional Energy Markets,” Washington, D.C., March 29, 2004
15 Auctioneer speech, January 30, 2004
16 “Transmission for Regional Economic Development for New Resources,” Salt Lake City, UT, July 14, 2004
17 US Department of Energy workshop on Designation of National Interest, Electric transmission Bottlenecks, Salt Lake City, UT July 14, 2004
18 Regional State Committees – The Midwest Approach,” NARUC Summer Meeting – The Status of State Committees, July 13, 2004
19 Organization of MISO States Energy Bar, Kansas City, MO, March 11, 2004
20 Organization of MISO States, Santa Fe, NM, March 23, 2004
21 Jon Mielke retirement, February 2004
22 Regional State Committees – The Midwest Approach,” NARUC, Salt Lake City, UT July 13, 2004
23 Harmony Lake Dedication Speech, October 8, 2003
24 First Goals – MISO NARUC, February 2003
25 Upper Great Plains Coalition Meeting, OMS Overview, September 23, 2003
26 Wind Conference Speech, March 23, 2003
27 Lignite Energy Annual Meeting speech, October 23, 2003
28 MISO Tactical Plan: Vision and Scope, September 17, 2003
29 National Conference of State Legislatures, Coeur D’Alene, ID September 17-18, 2003
30 NARUC speech – OSM, November 2003
31 National wind Coordinating Committee, October 16, 2003
32 Performance Based regulation NCEA Energy Supply & Delivery, March 13-14, 2003
33 Telephone Cooperative meeting speech, July 16, 2002
34 Lignite Transmission Challenges Speech, October 30, 2002
35 Salary Negotiations Speech   2001
36 Difficult Decisions Facing Public Service Commissioners 2000?
37 Hagen’s retirement speeches              2000
38 Lifeline/tribal speech, July 27, 2000
39 Financial Assistance Conference on Women’s Health, February 25, 2000
40 Electric Restructuring                1999
41 Broadband – FCC Field Hearing, November 22, 1999
42 Lignite Council Speech 1998
43 Lignite Energy Council Speech, November 5, 1998
44 Electric Generation – Customer Choice, Fargo-Moorhead Chamber of Commerce, March 10, 1998
45 Electric Restructuring Speech, March 10, 1998
46 “Important Customer Issues in the Move to Customer Choice of Electric Generation” 1997?
47 Girl Scouts Speech     1997
48 E-Rate Talk    1997
49 School Board Presentation     1997
50 “Transmission and Distribution to be Regulated,” Restructuring Rural Electric Markets? 199-
51 Universal Service Panel – NARUC, Boston, Massachusetts 1997
52 Women in Politics      1995
53 Lignite Energy Council Speech, October 1994
54 REC Lineman speech, January 12, 1994
55 Mercer County Landowners – Zap, January 13, 1994
56 Power Use Council Speech, April 12, 1994
57 Boys State, Fargo, North Dakota, June 13, 1994
58 Legislative testimony, February 1993
59 Service Club Speech Materials 1993
60 Bar Association Law Day – Protecting Consumers at PSC 1993
61 Miscellaneous speeches 1993
62 Notes on these files  1997-2001
63 Schedules      1993-1994
64 News clippings            1993-2004
65 Accomplishments      1995-2008
66 2003 Oath of Office   2003
67 Certificates of Achievement/Appreciation, 10 and 15 years of service as a State employee, December 2003, 2008
68 Joint Session of the 60th Legislative Assembly program, January 3, 2007
69 Portraits (15) 1993-2002
70 Photographs, card, newspaper clippings and publications (4 photographs)      2007-2008
71 Photographs, newspaper clippings and publications (8 photographs) 2005-2006
72 Photographs, PSC Unregulated newsletter, and flyer written by Susan for the retirement of Jon Mielke (2 photographs)  2004
73 Photographs (6) printed on computer, MARC meeting information, publications 2003
74 Photographs (20) printed on computer, PSC Unregulated newsletters, goals 2001-2002
75 Photograph (1 photograph)   2000
76 Photographs (8) printed on computer, and poem by Bruce Hagen 1998-1999
77 Photographs (11)       1997
78 Photographs (25)       1996
79 Photographs (21)       1995
80 Photographs (19) and certificate of appreciation for being on the Governor’s Telecommunications task Force October 13, 1994
81 Photographs, Fargo NSP XCEL forum, Wefald with work crews (6 photographs) 1994
82 Photographs (27 photographs) 1992-1993
83 Joint Session of the 54th Legislative Assembly and Inauguration of Elected State Officials program, January 3, 1995

Box 3:
1 Program, retirement recognition for Susan Wefald, December 22, 2008
2 Mid-America Regulatory Commissioners (MARC) Conference, Bismarck, North Dakota, June 23-26, 2002
3 Mid-America Regulatory Commissioners Conference photographs (29 photographs) 2002
4 First staff briefing paper for Commissioner Wefald 1993
5 Sample testimony of Commissioner Wefald during legislative session 1993
6 House Bill 1067 (telecommunications legislation) (correspondence, bill drafts, proposed amendments, testimony, minutes, newspaper clippings, PSCommission staff memos), legislative session (1 of 5) 1997
7 House Bill 1067 (2 of 5)               1997
8 House Bill 1067 (3 of 5)               1997
9 House Bill 1067 (4 of 5)               1997
10 House Bill 1067 (5 of 5)             1997
11 Business cards (two styles)    1997
12 Senate Bill 2420 (correspondence, letters to the editor, newspaper clippings testimony) (1 of 3) 1999
13 Senate Bill 2420 (correspondence, letters to the editor, newspaper clippings testimony) (2 of 3) 1999
14 Senate Bill 2420 (correspondence, letters to the editor, newspaper clippings testimony) (3 of 3) 1999
15 CDs– North Dakota Public Service Commission meeting and work session (Wefald as President), December 17 (“Meeting” and “Admin” cds)     2008
16 CDs – North Dakota Public Service Commission meeting and work session (Wefald as President), August 27 (“Meeting” and “Admin” cds)             2008
17 Photograph – NSPND Gas Valve Turning Ceremony, October 7 (individuals identified on back of photograph)                1993
18 MCI Issue      1996
19 Accomplishments list                1996
20 Newspaper and magazine clippings   2002
21 Miscellaneous news articles  1995-1999
22 Legislative session articles, letters to editor, relationship with legislature         1999
23 News articles, letters to editor, correspondence, North Dakota Legislature U.S. West deregulation bill 1997
24 Souris River Telecommunications dissent – news articles, etc., December-January 1999-2000
25  Reinbold issues          2003
26 Fellow commissioners  2005-2006
27 News articles               2000-2008
28 National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA November  2008
29 Weekly planner          1994
30 Weekly planner          1995
31 Weekly planner          1996
32 Weekly planner          1997
33 Weekly planner          1998
34 Weekly planner          1999
35 Weekly planner          2000
36 Weekly planners (2)  2001
37 Weekly planner          2002
38 Weekly planner          2003
39 Weekly planner          2004
40 Weekly planner          2005
41 Weekly planner          2006
42 Weekly planner          2007
43 Weekly planner          2008

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