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Energy prices escalating, customers urged to limit natural gas and electricity use for 48 hours

Date: Feb 14, 2021

TYPE: News

Sioux Falls, SD. – Feb. 15, 2021– Prices for natural gas and electricity are spiking and commercial and other customers should consider limiting their energy use for the next 48 hours when possible.

The entire region is experiencing extreme low temperatures, creating record demand and constraining energy reserves. Prices are escalating as energy demand exceeds supply.

“Prices are near historical highs in some cases,” said NorthWestern Energy Director of Long-Term Resources Bleau Lafave. “It is important for customers to be aware of these prices as they make decisions about their operations.”

The escalated prices will likely impact customers in the future with higher natural gas commodity and electric fuel purchase bills.

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