Electric Supply: Partially Deregulated/Deregulation Suspended
Gas Supply: Deregulated
Electric Utilities: Northwestern Energy, Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU), Central Montana Electric Power Cooperative
Gas Utilities: Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU), NorthWestern Corp, Energy West
PSC Website: http://www.psc.mt.gov/
Montana suspended choice for the majority of customers in 2007. Customers above 5 megawatts (MW) can choose an alternative energy provider. Smaller customers on alternative supply before the ban on competition can continue to use alternative electricity supply. If a customer returns to the utility, they will lose their right to choose in the future.
Most Montana customers have the opportunity to choose their natural gas provider. Customers choosing an alternate gas supplier have gas supply delivered by the local utility. If customers do not choose for an alternate gas supplier, the pay a supply charge which can vary as often as monthly.