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Bismarck, ND 58505-0480

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Commissioners

Brian Kroshus


Julie Fedorchak


Randy

Christmann,
Chairman

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, grain elevators, facility-based grain buyers, roving grain buyers, auctioneers, auction clerks, weighing and measuring devices, pipeline safety, and underground damage prevention.

To learn more about how the PSC affects the lives of North Dakotans every day, click here: A Day in Your Life

 

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The Commission typically meets in formal session every two weeks; special meetings are held to handle special or emergency situations. Click on a link below to watch or listen to a LIVE meeting.

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MDU Natural Gas Rate Increase Request (PU-17-295)

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  • MDU is requesting an increase in its North Dakota natural gas service prices. Capital investment in pipeline replacement projects enhancing the safety and integrity of the natural gas system, as well as increased cost to operate and maintain the system, are the main drivers for the increase request.
  • MDU is requesting a rate increase of approx. $5.9 million over current annual revenues, or a 5.4% overall increase.
  • For an average residential customer, the increase would be about $2.98 per month or $35.78 annually.
  • MDU is proposing to collect the increase through the monthly basic service charge for residential customers, rather than through the amount of gas used. The request would increase the monthly charge from $19.60 to $22.58 per month for residential customers.
  • The proposed increase for each customer group would be: Residential 5.9% and Firm General 5.5%. Increases are not proposed for other customer groups because MDU has determined they are adequately covering the cost to provide service under current prices.
  • The company is also requesting the implementation of a cost recovery mechanism to the pipeline replacement plan, which allows the company to address aging infrastructure. The cost recovery mechanism would be reviewed annually by the PSC to ensure costs are prudent.
  • MDU's last natural gas rate increase of 2% was approved in 2015. It was an increase of $2 a month for the average residential customer.
  • Public input can be submitted via via e-mail to ndpsc@nd.gov or by mail to NDPSC, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 408, Bismarck, ND 58505.
  • The formal technical hearing for the case is scheduled for Feb. 28th, 8:30 a.m., in the Commission's Hearing Room, 12th Floor of the State Capitol, Bismarck, ND
  • Click here for all docketed materials for the case (PU-17-295)

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Commissioner Randy Christmann, Chairman (center)

Commissioner Julie Fedorchak (right)

Commissioner Brian Kroshus (left)

 

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.

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Commission Events

State Capitol 12th Floor Hearing Room (unless otherwise noted)

January 22, 2018 - 01:00 pm CST

Work Session (16.00KB pdf) Internet Broadcast
Work Session - RFT Proposal, NSP, 2013 Electric Rate Inc, App (PU-12-813)

Case No. PU-12-813

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Northern States Power Company
2013 Electric Rate Increase
Application

Case No. PU-13-194

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Northern States Power Company
Advance Prudence - NG Generators
Application

Case No. PU-13-195

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Northern States Power Company
Red River Valley NG Units 1 & 2 - Hankinson, ND
Public Convenience & Necessity

Case No. PU-13-706

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Northern States Power Company
Advance Prudence - Courtenay Wind
Application

Case No. PU-13-707

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Northern States Power Company
Advance Prudence - Odell Wind Pjc
Application

Case No. PU-13-708

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Northern States Power Company
Advance Prudence-Pleasant Valley
Application

Case No. PU-13-742

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Northern States Power Company
Advance Prudence - Border Winds
Application

Case No. PU-13-743

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Northern States Power Company
150 MW Border Winds Project - Rolette County, ND
Public Convenience & Necessity

January 22, 2018 - 02:00 pm CST

Work Session (13.00KB pdf) Internet Broadcast
Work Session - Foxtail Wind Energy Center-Dickey Cty, Siting App(PU-17-284)

Case No. PU-17-284

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Foxtail Wind, LLC
Foxtail Wind Energy Center - Dickey County
Siting Application

January 30, 2018 - 11:30 am CST

Other
PSC Staff Chili Cookoff

January 30, 2018 - 02:30 pm CST

Other
Monthly Budget Update

January 30, 2018 - 03:00 pm CST

Other
January Director's Meeting

January 31, 2018 - 01:30 pm CST

Informal Hearing Internet Broadcast

February 02, 2018 - 09:00 am CST

Formal Hearing Internet Broadcast
Formal Hearing NSP, Biomass Contracts, Application (PU-17-270, 271, 322)

Case No. PU-17-270

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Northern States Power Company
Advance Prudence - Biomass PPAs
Application

Case No. PU-17-271

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Northern States Power Company
Deferred Accounting - Biomass PPAs
Application

Case No. PU-17-322

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Northern States Power Company
Deferred Accounting - Laurentian PPA Termination
Application

February 05, 2018 - 10:00 am CST

Work Session Internet Broadcast
Work Session - PSC V. Qwest Corp., Complaint (PU-15-677)

Case No. PU-15-677

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Public Service Commission
v. Qwest Corporation
Complaint

February 05, 2018 - 01:00 pm CST

Work Session Internet Broadcast
Work Session - OTPC, Minn-Kota Ag Products Inc-Richland Cty, PC&N(PU-17-96)

Case No. PU-17-96

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Otter Tail Power Company
Minn-Kota Ag Products Inc. - Richland County
Public Convenience & Necessity

February 15, 2018 - 09:00 am CST

Formal Hearing
Formal Hearing, Arrow Bear Den Gas Processing Plant II-McKenzie, Siting App

Case No. PU-17-397

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Arrow Field Services, LLC
Arrow Bear Den Gas Processing Plant II - McKenzie
Siting Application
Teddy's Residential Suites
113 9th Ave SW
Watford City, ND

February 15, 2018 - 01:30 pm CST

Informal Hearing Internet Broadcast

- CANCELLED

February 27, 2018 - 01:00 pm CST

Other
Monthly Budget Update

February 27, 2018 - 01:30 pm CST

Other
February Director's Meeting

February 28, 2018 - 08:30 am CST

Formal Hearing Internet Broadcast
MDU, 2017 Natural Gas Service Rate Increase, App(PU-17-295)

Case No. PU-17-295

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Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., a Division of MDU Re
2017 Natural Gas Rate Increase
Application

February 28, 2018 - 01:30 pm CST

Informal Hearing Internet Broadcast

- CANCELLED

March 07, 2018 - 08:30 am CST

Formal Hearing Internet Broadcast
Formal Hearing, RTF Proposal, NSP, 2013 Electric Rate Inc, App, (PU-12-813)

Case No. PU-12-813

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Northern States Power Company
2013 Electric Rate Increase
Application

March 14, 2018 - 01:30 pm CDT

Informal Hearing Internet Broadcast

March 21, 2018 - 09:00 am CDT

Formal Hearing Internet Broadcast
Formal Hearing -NSP, Adv. Prud - 302.4 MW Dakota Range Wind, App(PU-17-372)

Case No. PU-17-372

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Northern States Power Company
Advance Prudence - 302.4 MW Dakota Range Wind
Application

March 22, 2018 - 10:00 am CDT

Other
Monthly Budget Update

March 22, 2018 - 10:30 am CDT

Other
March Director's Meeting

March 28, 2018 - 01:30 pm CDT

Informal Hearing Internet Broadcast

April 11, 2018 - 01:30 pm CDT

Informal Hearing Internet Broadcast

April 19, 2018 - 10:00 am CDT

Other
SPP Update Meeting

April 19, 2018 - 01:30 pm CDT

Other
Semi-Annual MISO Updates

April 24, 2018 - 02:30 pm CDT

Other
Monthly Budget Update

April 24, 2018 - 03:00 pm CDT

Other
April Director's Meeting

April 25, 2018 - 01:30 pm CDT

Informal Hearing Internet Broadcast

June 03, 2018 - 08:00 am CDT

Other
MARC 2018 Annual Meeting

TBD
Kansas City, MO

Meeting Notices

State Capitol 12th Floor Hearing Room (unless otherwise noted)

January 31, 2018 - 10:00 am CST

Regular Commission Meeting

February 14, 2018 - 01:30 pm CST

Regular Commission Meeting

February 27, 2018 - 10:00 am CST

Regular Commission Meeting

March 14, 2018 - 10:00 am CDT

Regular Commission Meeting

March 29, 2018 - 10:00 am CDT

Regular Commission Meeting

April 11, 2018 - 10:00 am CDT

Regular Commission Meeting

April 25, 2018 - 10:00 am CDT

Regular Commission Meeting

 

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