HELENA — A federal commission says NorthWestern Energy overcharged large electric customers in Montana by millions of dollars for transmission “regulation” service, and must repay them.
The 36.8 inches of snow that fell on Billings during the 28 days of February smashed the previous February record, of 22.4 inches, by 14.4 inches. That record was set in 1978.
About 490 customers of NorthWestern Energy were without power for up to two hours Saturday afternoon.
An estimated 1,000 people were without power for about an hour on Monday night near Lockwood.
It’s easy to overlook two small photos hanging on the wall in the house where Kenton Rowe lives.
NorthWestern Energy broke a 41-year-old record for natural gas delivery on Friday as frigid temperatures settled in across Montana, the company confirmed on Monday.
A complex of intense thunderstorms roared through southeastern Montana on Monday afternoon and evening, generating winds estimated as high as 90 mph near Miles City.
Lights went out and vehicles skidded when the Billings area was hit by a freakish combination of lightning, high wind, hail and a dump of soggy snow Sunday afternoon.
ANACONDA – The developer behind a proposed wind farm in Anaconda will resubmit its bid to NorthWestern Energy following the recent extension of federal tax credits for wind power production.
HELENA -- Montana Magazine editor Butch Larcombe has been named managing editor of the Independent Record in Helena.