HB 193 - Ensure Reasonable Cost Recovery By Utilities

Rep. Tom Woods, (D-Bozeman), HD 62

HB 193 would ensure NorthWestern Energy and Montana Dakota Utilities are treated the same before the Public Service Commission when determining revenue recovery for outages at power plants. Specifically, this bill removes NorthWestern Energy’s exclusive ability to pass on the cost of power plant outages to customers even when the costs were imprudently incurred by the company. MDU does not have this ability. The PSC voted unanimously to support HB 193.

MEIC's Position: Support | Current bill status: Passed Senate 29-21. Passed House, 68-32. Signed by the Governor. | Official legislative site

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