The Wyoming Public Service Commission has issued a ruling in the proposed Montana Dakota Utilities rate increase for its customers in Wyoming. While an increase was approved, it is significantly smaller than the earlier proposals from MDU. Secretary and Chief Counsel for the Wyoming PSC Chris Petrie explains what the PSC's decision means for its customers.
Petrie said that the stipulation agreement between MDU and the Office of Consumer Advocate that called for a tiered rate increase over a three year period was denied. The approved rate increase that was authorized by the PSC is $2,651.879 per year and is effective with service rendered on and after May 1st, 2010. Petrie stated that the official order is being drafted and will be available for public review on the PSC's website in the next several days. More information on the rate increase can also be found here.