Dave Thompson

The federal tax cut bill could mean lower electric and natural gas rates.

That’s what the North Dakota Public Service Commission believes. The PSC has opened a formal investigation on the effect of the tax cuts on those rates.

Corporate tax rates went from 35 percent to 21 percent, effective January first.

The PSC will be asking Xcel Energy, MDU, Otter Tail Power and Great Plains Natural gas for information on how the tax cut will affect their finances.

BSC Offers Smart Grid Courses

Aug 14, 2012

A grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy is allowing Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence to offer Smart Grid courses.

Training and program manager for the National Energy Center of Excellence Alicia Uhe said the center is partnered with companies across the country to develop Smart Grid curriculums.