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Last $16.43 USD
Change Today +0.15 / 0.92%
Volume 1.7M
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Company Description

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1200 West Century Avenue

PO Box 5650

Bismarck, ND 58506

United States

Phone: 701-530-1000


MDU Resources Group, Inc. operates as a natural resource company. Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (Montana-Dakota), through the Electric and Natural Gas Distribution segments, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity and distributes natural gas in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Cascade Natural Gas Corporation (Cascade) distributes natural gas in Oregon and Washington. Intermountain Gas Company (Intermountain) distributes natural gas in Idaho. Great Plains Natural Gas Co. (Great Plains) distributes natural gas in western Minnesota and southeastern North Dakota. These operations also supply related value-added services. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Centennial Energy Holdings, Inc., owns WBI Holdings, Inc. (including the Pipeline and Energy Services and the Exploration and Production segments); Knife River Corporation (Knife River) (Construction Materials and Contracting segment); MDU Construction Services Group, Inc. (MDU Construction Services) (Construction Services segment); and Centennial Energy Resources LLC and Centennial Holdings Capital LLC (both reflected in the Other category). The company's investment in Empresa Catarinense de Transmiss√£o de Energia S.A. is reflected in the Other category. Segments Electric This segment provided electric service at retail, serving approximately 138,000 residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers in 177 communities and adjacent rural areas as of December 31, 2014. The principal properties owned by Montana-Dakota for use in its electric operations include interests in 11 electric generating facilities and 3 small portable diesel generators; approximately 3,100 and 5,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines, respectively; and 58 transmission and 279 distribution substations. Montana-Dakota has obtained and holds, or is in the process of renewing, valid and existing franchises authorizing it to conduct its electric operations in all of the municipalities it serves where such franchises are required. The interstate transmission and wholesale electric power operations of Montana-Dakota also are subject to regulation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under provisions of the Federal Power Act, as are interconnections with other utilities and power generators, the issuance of securities, accounting and other matters. Montana-Dakota, through MISO (Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.), has access to wholesale energy, ancillary services and capacity markets for its integrated system. MISO is a regional transmission organization responsible for operational control of the transmission systems of its members. MISO provides security center operations, tariff administration and operates day-ahead and real-time energy markets, ancillary services and capacity markets. As a member of MISO, Montana-Dakota's generation is sold into the MISO energy market and its energy needs are purchased from that market. Montana-Dakota, through an interconnected electric system, serves markets in portions of western North Dakota, including Bismarck, Mandan, Dickinson, Williston and Watford City; eastern Montana, including Sidney, Glendive and Miles City; and northern South Dakota, including Mobridge. The interconnected system consists of 10 electric generating facilities and 3 small portable diesel generators, which have an aggregate nameplate rating attributable to Montana-Dakota's interest of 577,943 kilowatts and total net zonal resource credits of 444.8 in 2014. Montana-Dakota has a contract for capacity of 120 megawatt for the period June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015. Through the Sheridan System, Montana-Dakota serves Sheridan, Wyoming, and neighboring communities. Montana-Dakota has a power supply contract with Black Hills Power, Inc. to purchase approximately 49,000 kilowatts of capacity annually through December 31, 2016. Wygen III serves a portion of the needs of its Sheridan-area customers. The Coyote Station coal supply agreement provides for the purchase of coal necessary to supply the coal requirements of the Coyote Station or 30,000 tons per week, whichever might be the greater quantity


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