MDU has been granted an interim electric rate increase -- prior to its pending rate case before the North Dakota Public Service Commission.
Under state law, a utility has the right to interim rates.
MDU has filed for an overall 9.4% increase, which would raise an average customer’s power bill by $9.58 a month, based on 980 kilowatt-hours per month. The utility also asked for a 6.5 percent interim increase. But Commissioner Brian Kalk saids it was refigured to grant a 5.8% interim increase.
"It's approximately $6 per month for the average customer," Kalk said.