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Energy & Telecommunications Interim Committee Meeting

- Posted on May 03, 2018

Capitol Building
Room 172
Helena, MT
Start Date
May 17, 2018
End Date
May 18, 2018
May 17-18, 2018
29 weeks 4 days ago

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee (ETIC) will meet March 17th at 9 a.m. and the 18th at 8 a.m. in room 172 of the Capitol Building in Helena.

ETIC members will discuss several bill drafts relating to qualifying facilities, natural gas customer choice, integrated resource planning and resource planning, and small water and sewer utility regulation. The committee will examine the future of Colstrip transmission lines and Montana energy exports with representatives of the Bonneville Power Administration, Puget Sound Energy, Portland General Electric and renewable energy developers.

NorthWestern Energy (NWE) and the Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) will provide a review of NWE’s net metering cost-benefit study, including the company’s analysis and the upcoming steps in the PSC process.

The committee will also conduct a work session to discuss possible decoupling bill drafts.

Additional committee topics include a review of the Understanding Energy in Montana guidebook, renewable energy credits, transmission line investments, and an update from the PSC.

The meeting will be live streamed at and will be broadcast on Television Montana (TVMT.) Please check your local channel listings to find TVMT in your area. For more information about the meeting, including a full agenda, visit the committee's website or contact Trevor Graff or Sonja Nowakowski, committee staff.

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