(Bismarck, ND) -- The North Dakota Public Service Commission is planning to appoint a temporary member for decisions regarding the proposed Summit Carbon Solutions carbon dioxide pipeline.
The move is necessary because panel chair Julie Fedorchak has recused herself to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.
The panel discussed the appointment Wednesday of Administrative Law Judge Tim Dawson to be a decision maker in the case. The panel also discussed bringing in Bismarck attorney Zachary Pelham to serve as advisory council for Summit decisions. Pelham has worked with the panel before.
In the meantime, the Public Service Commission is moving forward with a wind farm near Wishek in south-central North Dakota.
The 390-million dollar Badger Wind project is set to be installed by Orsted Onshore North America.
The farm will consist of almost 75 turbines for a capacity of 250 megawatts, which can provide power to 70-thousand homes.
The project is set to be completed by October 2023.