Pierre City Commission Approves Exchange Of Land And Infrastructure For Spot In East River Substation

(KCCR) — Pierre City Commissioners approved an exchange that is the final step before East River Electric Power Cooperative can begin construction on a new substation north of Pierre. Utilities Director Brad Palmer says the city would give East River land and some infrastructure in exchange for a holding bay inside the new substation…

If Pierre develops to the north, the city would still need to add its own substation next to the East River sub…

John Knofczynski, Assistant Planning Manager for East River Electric says they appreciate how the city worked with East River on the nearly year-long project…

There were no comments from the public on the exchange during a public hearing. East River looks to begin construction on the North Hughes Substation in the next week or two.