Montana PSC to hold hearing Monday on NorthWestern rate increases

The state Public Service Commission will hold a hearing Monday in Helena on NorthWestern Energy’s application to make permanent a 2 percent increase in natural gas and electric delivery rates in Montana.

The PSC approved the increase on a temporary basis effective Jan. 1.

NorthWestern agreed to hold its increase to 2 percent — a much smaller rate increase than it originally requested — in a deal negotiated in December with the Montana Consumer Counsel.

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