Wismer sees clear choices in electric debate

BRITTON, S.D. (WNAX) – An interim legislative committee has been tasked with finding a compromise between municipal electric systems and rural electric co-ops. The rural electrics are complaining that they lose territory and customers when municipalities expand.

Committee member Senator Susan Wismer of Britton says she sees some clear choices.


Wismer says the state gave that authority to municipalities in the first place.

Wismer says rural electrics are making the argument about losing potential customers.


Wismer says she hopes the committee can stay focused and not stray into minor issues. The committee will meet again late next month.