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NorthWestern Energy to pay $3.5 M back to customers

PSC and NorthWestern say regulations are to blame


February 7, 2018

The Montana Public Service Commission has reduced NorthWestern Energy customers’ rates by $3.5 million, which comes to a 14-cent monthly reduction over this next year.

Representatives of each party say no one has done anything wrong.

The PSC “resolved an error in the way NorthWestern Energy allocates property tax expense among its customers,” a Jan. 30 PSC press release said.

NorthWestern spokesperson Butch Larcombe said Monday the company hasn’t erred in any way.

“We don’t think there has been an error. We have been using a method established by the PSC in 2009. The PSC ju...

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