General Electric Rate Case

In September of 2018, NorthWestern Energy filed a general electric rate case. A rate case is how utilities update their rates and charges for all of their customers. They are incredibly important. In it's proposal for new rates, which was submitted to the Montana Public Service Commission, NorthWestern Energy proposed significant and drastic changes to how net metering customers will be treated that could decimate rooftop solar and the solar industry. MREA has intervened in the docket in order to protect Montana's net metering policies. We put together a document that explains the proposal and its potential impacts on current and future net metering customers and the solar industry.

>> Read the summary of the proposed changes to net metering <<

MREA needs the resources to ensure we can do this work successfully. Engaging in a docket at the Public Service Commission is an expensive task. Intervening in dockets is not a typical activity for MREA, but this rate case could have profound impacts on whether or not Montanans can produce their own energy and it will have profound impacts on the solar industry in Montana. We need your help.

>> Learn how you can help defend net metering <<


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