By Nicole Girten, Daily Montanan
Montana Public Service Commission President James Brown speaks during a meeting on Oct. 25, 2023 (Photo by Nicole Girten/Daily Montanan)
Montanans are about to pay more to heat their homes going into winter.
Montana’s Public Service Commission voted unanimously Wednesday on a settlement with NorthWestern Energy which will result in a roughly 8% increase in residential energy rates compared to what they’re currently paying. This agreement will mean a 28% increase in residential energy rates since August 2022.