South Dakota Rate Review
We know many Americans are facing challenging times, and no one wants to see rising electric bills. We are also committed to providing reliable, sustainable energy service at the most affordable rates possible to our customers.
NorthWestern Energy is requesting a regulatory electric rate review in South Dakota as we continue to strengthen our electric system. NorthWestern Energy is asking for the regulatory electric rate review to ensure our customers will continue to be served by a financially sound company capable of efficiently funding the significant capital expenditures needed to maintain, expand and modernize our energy infrastructure.
We recognize that our rate request will impact our customers during a period when other prices are also increasing, which is why we’re here to help customers who may be struggling with their bills. Customers concerned about their ability to pay their energy bill can contact NorthWestern Energy for information about energy assistance programs and to arrange flexible payment options.
How much will my bill increase?
For a typical electric residential customer using 750 killowatt-hours per month, the rate increase, if approved by the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, would mean a monthly bill increase of:
per month, or 18.3%
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We are strengthening our energy infrastructure
NorthWestern Energy submitted an application to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission on June 15, 2023 for a regulatory review of our electric rates.
- Current NorthWestern Energy South Dakota electric rates were set using cost information from 2014.
- Since then, NorthWestern Energy has invested $267 million in our South Dakota electric infrastructure to continue our commitment to providing reliable, sustainable energy service at the most affordable rates possible to our customers.
These investments include: