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HELENA -- Public Service Commissioner Bill Gallagher, who underwent surgery last summer for pancreatic cancer, said Wednesday he won’t run for re-election this year because of his ongoing battle with the disease.
HELENA – State regulators have approved a slight increase for Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.’s 80,000 natural gas customers in Eastern Montana, including Billings.
Montana's Public Service Commission has approved a rate increase for natural gas used by customers of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.
HELENA — NorthWestern Energy will rebate nearly $3 million to its Montana electric customers, a sum that state regulators said NorthWestern had over-collected to cover losses from energy conservation programs.
HELENA — A rule making it harder for small, renewable-power projects to get contracts to sell to electricity to NorthWestern Energy will take effect in two weeks — after the Public Service Commission Tuesday declined a request to delay it.
HELENA — The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday decided to shop for consultants to help it evaluate whether NorthWestern Energy’s planned $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric dams in Montana is a good deal for the utility’s customers.
HELENA – The state Public Service Commission says NorthWestern Energy has overstated how much revenue it loses from energy-conservation programs – and therefore ratepayers shouldn’t reimburse the company for that amount.
RED LODGE — Roxie Melton, chair of the Beartooth Electric Cooperative’s board, would like nothing better than to have the Red Lodge-based electric cooperative out of the headlines.
HELENA — The Public Service Commission decided Thursday to move forward with plans to change its rule requiring disclosure of salaries for top utility executives.
HELENA – As a Colstrip power plant is out of service for several months, NorthWestern Energy is buying replacement power to serve its 300,000-plus electric customers in Montana – and passing any additional cost on to ratepayers.
HELENA — The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday backed away from repealing a 2010 rule that says top executive salaries at regulated gas, electric, telephone and water utilities in Montana are public information.
HELENA — The state's Public Service Commission decided Tuesday to back off a proposal that would have allowed utilities to keep the salaries of their top three executives private.
HELENA – A 2 1/2-year-old state rule says regulated utilities – water, telephone, electric and gas companies – must publicly disclose what they pay their three highest-paid executives.
HELENA – NorthWestern Energy, the state’s largest electric utility, is attempting to use the courts, the Legislature and state regulators to severely restrict any new power it must buy from small, independent wind power projects in Montana.
HELENA — The state Public Service Commission has granted a $13.2 million temporary increase in natural gas rates for NorthWestern Energy, a 5.4 percent increase for its residential customers in Montana.
Every Montanan knows the experience of opening the utility bill and wondering how the rates were decided. Paying those bills is a challenge for many Montana families.
HELENA — The Montana House on Tuesday endorsed a bill that would restrict the size of small, independent power projects that can get special contracts with electric utilities like NorthWestern Energy.
MISSOULA — Taxi companies won’t answer to the Montana Public Service Commission if a bill being drafted in Helena ends up on the books.