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When the turbines stop turning: ND regulators mull ‘financial assurance’ to cover costs of wind turbine decommissioning

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — For more than a decade, they have towered like workhorses over the prairie, their spinning blades catching the wind and converting it to electricity.
Now, for the first time, the North Dakota Public Service Commission is considering whe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PSC gets $3M in grants to reclaim abandoned mines

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has received more than $3 million in federal grants, and some  will go toward a reclamation project in the southwest corner of the state.

The Department of the Interior’s Office of Sur…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PSC gets $3M in grants to reclaim abandoned mines

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has received more than $3 million in federal grants, and some  will go toward a reclamation project in the southwest corner of the state.

The Department of the Interior’s Office of Sur…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fedorchak to oversee PSC’s consumer affairs portfolio

March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission has placed its consumer affairs portfolio in the hands of a single commissioner in an effort to improve communication with the public.

Commissioner Julie Fedorchak was assigned the portfolio …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fedorchak to oversee PSC’s consumer affairs portfolio

March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission has placed its consumer affairs portfolio in the hands of a single commissioner in an effort to improve communication with the public.

Commissioner Julie Fedorchak was assigned the portfolio …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Xcel Energy rate changes approved by N.D. commission

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved a $15.7 million electric rate change request for Xcel Energy to fund infrastructure improvements. The company announced customers will see slightly lower bills in 2012 because the decision calls for lower rates than the interim rates that had been in effect during the case proceeding. Continue Reading

North Dakota utilities looking increasingly at natural gas as power source

January 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is proposing construction of an 88-megawatt gas turbine near its Heskett power station north of Mandan. The Heskett plant uses coal to make electricity. North Dakota’s Public Service Commission is holding a hearing Tuesday on the project. Continue Reading

N.D. regulators plan Bismarck forum Thursday on federal enviro rules

April 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The forum is being held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the North Dakota Capitol’s Brynhild Haugland Room. Continue Reading

Xcel gets N.D. interim rate hike approved

January 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota’s Public Service Commission has approved a request by Xcel Energy for an interim electric rate increase while state regulators consider the utility’s request for a permanent rate hike. Continue Reading

Montana-Dakota Utilities says rate increase justified

November 7, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The Public Service Commission’s advocacy staff says MDU actually should give North Dakota customers a $3 million rate decrease.
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