At issue is a rate increase of $26.40 year for average homeowners, which NorthWestern had argued last spring was necessary to deal with projected energy prices that turned out to be higher than expected.
The price of power is going up for NorthWestern Energy customers following decisions this week by the Montana Public Service Commission.
There will be an investigation into the Montana Public Service Commission’s decision not to allow NorthWestern Energy to bill customers $6 million for costs related to a months-long malfunction at Colstrip Power Plant.
A new law to curb robocalls is earning praise from Montana’s congressional delegation and senior citizen advocates.
NorthWestern Energy customers would see a $6.5 million rate increase under a proposed settlement between the utility and some opponents to its billing plans.