Thank you for visiting the website of the North Dakota Public Service Commission. The Public Service Commission is a constitutional agency with varying degrees of statutory authority over abandoned mine lands, coal mine reclamation, electric and gas utilities, telecommunications companies, energy conversion facility siting, transmission facility siting, railroads and railroad safety, auctioneers and auction clerks, weighing and measuring devices, gas pipeline safety, and underground damage prevention.
You Should Know...About the ND Public Service Commission
To learn more about how the PSC affects the lives of North Dakotans every day, click here: A Day in Your Life
Watch/Listen to the Commission Live
The Commission typically meets in formal session every two weeks; special meetings are held to handle special or emergency situations.
Please click on this link to watch a LIVE meeting.
To participate via telephone, please dial 1-888-585-9008 Access Code: 671-872-185
Looking for an agenda? A calendar of events and agendas can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this page.
April 5, 2023, Public Input Sessions (Noon and 5pm Central)-MDU Electric Rate Increase Request
- View the hearing online: https://psc.nd.gov/public/meetings/live.php (view only, comments cannot be given using this link)
- Listen via telephone: 1-888-585-9008 Room Code 671-872-185.
- To learn more about the case and to view docketed material, please use this link: https://apps.psc.nd.gov/webapps/cases/pscasedetail?getId=22&getId2=194#
Public Input: The Commission will receive comments through the following methods:
- In-person – Sessions will be held at the State Capitol Building in Bismarck, 12th Floor
- Written – Written comments may be submitted via e-mail by sending to email@example.com or by mail addressed to: Public Service Commission, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 408, Bismarck, ND 58505.
- Telephone – MDU customers wanting to comment on the phone during the public input sessions should call 701-328-4081 to be placed on a list. On April 5, the Commission will call you back during the designated public input session.
Miss a Meeting?
- Listen to archived PSC Commission Meetings and Informal Hearings.
- Looking for minutes from a PSC Commission Meeting? Click here for archived meeting minutes.
- Audio and other materials relating to a formal hearing/formal case can be found by visiting Case Search.
Hot Topics - Quick Links
- Seasonal Project Inspector - Closes March 27, 2023
- Weights & Measure Inspector-Large Scale - Closes March 26, 2023
- Assistant Director of Abandoned Mine Lands - Closes March 26, 2023
What's Going On...
Commissioner Randy Christmann, Chair (center)
Commissioner Sheri Haugen-Hoffart, (left)
Commissioner Julie Fedorchak, (right)
The PSC takes an active role in protecting consumers by ensuring utilities follow rules, including ones that relate to disconnection of service. Working with consumers to resolve disputes with utilities, and establishing fair rates and regulations. The PSC is constantly looking out for the interests of North Dakotans.
Latest News (To view archived news releases, please visit our Newsroom)
- 03/22/2023 PSC Schedules Public Input Sessions for Proposed MDU Electric Rate Increase
- 02/28/2023 PSC to Hold Four Public Hearings for Proposed Carbon Pipeline Project
- 02/23/2023 PSC Issues Cease and Desist Order Against Bright Sound Communications
- 01/27/2023 PSC Receives More Than 1,000 Consumer Contacts in 2022
- 12/22/2022 PSC Schedules Public Hearing for Proposed Expansion of the Pioneer Generation Station in Williams County
- 11/04/2022 PSC Schedules Public Hearing to Gather Input Regarding Demand Response and Demand Flexibility Practices
- 10/31/2022 PSC Receives High Marks on Federal Review of Coal Regulatory and Abandoned Mine Lands Program
- 10/20/2022 PSC Schedules Public Hearing to Gather Input Regarding the Electrification of Transportation
- 10/07/2022 PSC Presents the Coteau Properties Company with Award for Excellence in Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation
Upcoming Meetings and Hearings
The Commission typically meets in formal session every two weeks; special meetings are held to handle special or emergency situations. The executive secretary's office prepares and distributes the agendas for these meetings.
Prior Meetings and Hearings
Upcoming Meetings and Hearings