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Power grid upgrades may prompt higher energy rates


The rural cooperative based in Hill County is among a slew of co-ops warning that a federal proposal to upgrade the nation's power grid could raise costs in Montana.

Rick Stevens, Hill County Electric Cooperative's general manager, provided testimony at a listening session about the proposal, saying that the cost of upgrades should not be disproportionate to co-op customers.

"The bottom line is that the cooperatives are very concerned that our members' power rates will rise significantly due to programs that will provide them only a partial benefit, " Stephens said this morning. "They nee...

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