Understanding the Importance of the Montana Public Service Commission
The Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) is one of the most important influencers of Montana’s energy future. The PSC’s oversight includes rates for net metering customers (e.g. rooftop solar and small wind), utility purchases of energy from wind farms and large solar arrays, and more. Over the past several years, the Public Service Commission has become a battleground for renewable energy development in Montana, and these discussions continue to intensify. And yet, many people do not known about the PSC, don't quite understand what it does, and don't realize that they have the ability to get involved.
To help change this, MREA put together a three part series about understanding the PSC, and compiled that information into a booklet that you can pick up at any MREA event. In October 2018, we also took this show on the road to Billings, Bozeman, Missoula, Great Falls, and Helena and linked up with a panel of local experts that included advocates, writers, former Commissioners, and attorneys that have all engaged with the PSC. You can read the blog series below. Be sure to check back for more information about our next event!
*The purpose of this project is to inform the public about the purpose and function of the Montana Public Service Commission, as an entity. MREA does not and is not endorsing any candidate(s) running for election.