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Service Point Audit

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. will be visiting every service point within our 5 state service area. MDU has hired Suburban Consulting Engineering, Inc. (SCE) to perform this audit.

At the same time, Southern Cross will be conducting meter inspections on behalf of MDU.

You will be able to recognize SCE employees by the personal protective equipment (high visibility vests and clothing) uniforms with the MDU logo; as well as their SCE name badges. SCE employees will be driving vehicles labeled with both MDU and SCE logos. They will be carrying handheld tablet computers as well as GPS units to complete their work for this audit.

Southern Cross employees will be recognizable by the Southern Cross logo on their uniforms and vehicles.

Always allow safe and easy access to your gas and electric meter by keeping the area in front of and around your meter clear at all times. We need at least two feet of clearance around the meter to provide visibility and access for routine work and also in case of any emergency.

This service point audit project will be conducted throughout the MDU service territory. Weather permitting, the project will run in all months of the years 2018 to 2022. Below is a list of locations and estimated timeframes for the current year.

June-August:

  • Bismarck
  • Sheridan
  • Nekoma
  • Langdon
  • Walhalla
  • Cavalier
  • Langdon
  • Walhalla
  • Cavalier
  • Park River
  • Grafton
  • Crookston
  • Vergas
  • Pelican Rapids
  • Fergus Falls
  • Breckenridge/Wahpeton

The intent of the Service Point Audit is to collect data on our existing natural gas distribution system. In addition to collecting data, SCE employees will also be capturing a GPS point at each service point location. The data collected will provide value as we strive to continue to provide safe and reliable service.

Electric Distributions Underground Facilities Inspection

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. has hired Davey Resource Group (DRG) to perform an inspection of 1/7 of MDU’s Electric Distributions Underground facilities. The inspection consists of physically visiting select underground facilities, viewing the facility from all angles and taking multiple pictures of the facility.  This project will start on May 1st, 2019.
Davy Resource Group

DRG Inspectors will carry with them a letter of authorization from MDU to verify their identity for landowners/customers in case of questions or concerns.

We ask that you allow safe and easy access to your electric meter by keeping the area in front of and around your meter clear at all times. We need at least two feet of clearance around the meter to provide visibility and access for routine work and also in case of any emergency.

In 2019, the inspections will take place in the following cities:

  • New Leipzig
  • Elgin
  • Heil
  • Leith
  • Mandan
  • Bismarck
  • Carson
  • Mobridge
  • Selby
  • Java
  • Bowdle
  • Sidney
  • Miles City
  • Glendive
  • Fallon
  • Sheridan Area
  • Williston
  • Springbrook
  • Epping
  • Wheelock
  • Ray
  • Grenora
  • Zahl
  • Wolf Point