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PSC declines to reverse NorthWestern Energy rate hike

The commission denied requests for a rate case re-do, but did direct NorthWestern to provide updates on affordability for low-income customers.

The NorthWestern Energy rate hike that the Montana Public Service Commission adopted in October will stand following a decision from the commission this week.

The increase was originally forecast to raise residential customers' electricity bills by 28 percent, but a reduction in NorthWestern's property tax bill and a "true-up" process designed to square NorthWestern's forecasted market power purch...


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