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By Tim Leeds 

PSC sets meeting on power outage

 

October 20, 2017

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

A broken power line drapes over a pickup truck parked in Havre Oct. 3. The Public Service Commission is having a meeting in Havre Oct. 30 to discuss how NorthWestern Energy handled the damage from the recordbreaking storm that put 9,500 of its customers without power, some for more than a week.

Following one of the largest power outages in the state possibly for decades, the Public Service Commission wants to know what people think of NorthWestern Energy's response to the outage and has a meeting set in Havre Oct. 30 to find out.

Commissioner Travis Kavulla, whose district includes the power outage - which ran from Chester to Malta, lasting more than a week for some people - said this morning the commission wants to know how people think NorthWestern responded while it is still fresh in their minds.

"We don't have a view at this moment where NorthWestern did a good, above averag...



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