MDU Applying To Increase Rates

On Nov. 4, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. filed an application with the Montana Public Service Commission for Authority to Establish Increased Rates for Electric Service.

In it, MDU proposes a total increase of $10,499,415. This will affect the rates of about 25,600 customers and bring their rates up 19.2%. MDU also is asking for an interim rate relief of $1,716,219. MDU is saying the current electricity rates are unjust, unreasonable, and do not allow MDU to fully recover the cost of providing electric service to its Montana customers.

A copy of the filing is available to the public at the Commission’s business offices, 1701 Prospect Ave., P.O. Box 202601, Helena, MT 59620-2601. It can also be found online at the Commission’s website,, under Docket No. 2022.11.099. A copy of the filing is also available at the office of the Montana Consumer Counsel (MCC), 111 North Last Chance Gulch, Suite 1B, Helena, MT 59601. They can also be reached by phone at 406-444-2771. Interested parties can register on the Commission’s website to be added to the Watch List for notice of filings in this docket (, create an OKTA account, and, under “Watch List” tab, enter Docket No. 2022.11.099).

The Commission would like anyone who is interested and will be affected by MDU’s filing to intervene in the docket. To do so, a person must file an electronic petition to intervene on the Commission’s website at before Dec. 14, 2022. They must also mail a hard copy to the MCC and to MDU’s attorney, Michael Green, Crowley Fleck PLLP, 900 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 200, Helena, MT 59601.

The Commission welcomes those who do not wish to formally intervene to submit written public comments on the matter to the Commission at 1701 Prospect Ave., P.O. Box 202601, Helena, MT 59620; through the Commission’s website at (select “Documents & Proceedings” tab; select “Comment on a Proceeding”; select “Continue as Guest”; complete form; select “Submit”); or by email to [email protected].


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