Edward Barta

Edward Barta


PSC and NorthWestern Energy: Too cozy, too costly for Montanans

By: - November 13, 2023

As with most of Northwestern Energy’s captive customers, I was alarmed to hear that the Montana Public Service Commission granted the monopoly utility a 28% rate increase.  I thought that an increase of this magnitude must be, in part, due to the exorbitant expense of funding the methane-fired plant currently being built in Laurel.  But […]