What is the PSC?
The Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) is a regulatory agency that strives to ensure that ratepayers have continued access to utility services that are affordable, reliable, and sustainable for the long-term.
Who serves on the PSC?
The PSC consists of 5 elected commissioners from 5 districts. They are elected to a 4 year term; they are able to serve 8 years maximum. Every 2 years there is an election for either 2 or 3 commissioners.
How long has there been a PSC?
The original PSC was established in 1907. It expanded from the railroad commission to include utilities for the purpose of representing and protecting ratepayers from control by Montana Power & others. It began as 3 person open to, in 1974, 5 person with assigned districts.