MDU Files Supplemental Electrical Increase Request

Montana Dakota Utilities announced that it is adjusting the proposed electrical rate increase filed with the Wyoming Public Service Commission last August. The supplemental filing calls for a smaller increase than originally proposed. The new request calls for an average 25 percent increase rather than the 31 percent average across all classes. MDU Resources Public Relations Director Mark Hanson…

The announcement about the supplemental filing was made during a public meeting with MDU representatives at the Sheridan Senior Center, last night. In that presentation MDU made a revelation that not only will electrical rates rise under the proposal, but if the PSC approves the request, the company’s maximum rate of return will also increase. That would mean that customers rates would skyrocket and profit margins would be greater for the utility. The dining hall at the Senior Center was packed with residents and local business people who had grave concerns over the proposed increase, even with the lower amounts of the supplemental filing.

The Wyoming Public Service Commission will hold a public meeting in Sheridan on February 10th at 4:30 in the afternoon. That meeting has been moved to the C-TEL presentation hall at Sheridan College to accommodate a larger crowd.

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Its funny how they can raise

Its funny how they can raise the rates like this.MDU also owns Fedellity a coalbed methane gas company and they coincidently pay a dollar less at the well than all the other company's.Of course they dont discount your gas in town do they?Seems they are making it on both ends. MAybe the city should look into PreCorp to supply them with power

it's simple math, set aside

it's simple math, set aside your 31% and invest in off grid devices. They ARE out there.. If you pay the extra 31% you are basicaly sending a message to these people that it is OK...