BISMARCK, N.D. - Montana-Dakota Utilities customers will see a small hike in their energy bills after a settlement approved by the Public Service Commission.
The average MDU customer will see rates increase about 14 cents per month.
That will bring in about $7 million more in revenue for the energy company.
Originally, company officials wanted nearly double that, but after working with the P-S-C's advocacy staff and the AARP of North Dakota, the parties decided on this rate. .
Julie Fedorchak, Public Service Commissioner, said, "In the end, you really end up with a product that, I feel, represents all aspects of the public's interest."
This process took about eight months and is the first rate hike for MDU in seven years.