It costs less to conserve energy than to generate it, that will be the topic  at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon when  the Montana Public Service Commission sponsors a roundtable discussion on energy conservation and efficiency efforts, in Montana. This discussion is open for public comment. The state's two PSC regulated utilities, Northwestern Energy and Montana Dakota Utilities are expected to participate. PSC commissioner Travis Kavulla says  PSC staff will give an overview of the report analyzing electric energy efficiency and conservation, policy options, a summary of state activities, and energy-saving ideas for Montana utilities.

The meeting will be held in the PSC office at 1701 Prospect Avenue in Helena.