The Public Service Commission has agreed to a reduced fine for the utility arm of the city of Great Falls for failing to buy renewable energy credits in 2010.
The Great Falls Tribune (http://bit.ly/yughhz ) reports City Manager Greg Doyon informed the board of directors of Electric City Power of the $99,120 fine at a meeting Monday. Doyon says the money will probably be taken from other city funds. ECP was $5.4 million in the red as of Jan. 31 and is losing customers.
The PSC had initially proposed a $132,230 fine for violating a law that requires competitive electricity suppliers to buy a minimum of 10 percent of their retail sales of electrical energy from renewable sources.