Four downtown Billings businesses were without power for about an hour Saturday night when a wind storm blew through the area, creating gusts up to 53 mph.
HELENA — When NorthWestern Energy’s homeowner customers get their electric bills next month, they’ll pay 10.34 cents per kilowatt hour — still nearly the highest rate of any major electric utility in the region.
HELENA – A consultant hired by state utility regulators says NorthWestern Energy needs to provide more detailed information to show that buying 11 hydroelectric dams in Montana is a good deal for consumers.
HELENA – Small renewable-power producers in Montana, who say the state Public Service Commission is making it increasingly difficult for them to get a power-sale contract, have taken their complaint to federal regulators.
HELENA — PPL Montana — the biggest power generator in the state — is trying to sell its 16 electric power plants in Montana, according to industry trade publications and sources close to the industry.
Power has been restored to several hundred homes that spent the weekend without electricity after the 30,000-acre Delphia fire torched a transmission line.
7 A.M.: Power has been restored to several hundred homes that spent the weekend without electricity after the 30,000-acre Delphia fire torched a transmission line.
BUTTE — NorthWestern Energy officials have told multiple federal agencies to stop their work on a controversial power line, halting progress on the project for now.
Mooyah Restaurant, a Dallas-based burger chain, is coming to Billings.
An evening outage left much of downtown Billings without power Tuesday.
An afternoon outage left much of downtown Billings without power on Sunday.
A transformer blew at the corner of First Avenue North and North 13th this morning.
A squirrel is to blame for a large power outage in Billings that affected about 11,000 customers for about an hour on Friday morning, said Claudia Rapkoch, a spokeswoman for NorthWestern Energy.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. - NorthWestern Energy Corp. has given Compass Wind of Denver the go-ahead to build an $86.1 million wind farm in central Montana.
Power went out in Lockwood at 4 p.m. after a piece of conductor broke, disrupting electricity in the power lines.
HELENA -- The Montana Supreme Court has reinstated a complaint organized by Billings attorney and activist Russ Doty, who says NorthWestern Energy is overcharging Montanans for street-lighting.
HELENA — The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday endorsed NorthWestern Energy’s proposed purchase of an $86 million north-central Montana wind-power project, which would become the largest wind farm owned by a Montana utility.
HELENA — As market prices for natural gas are hitting rock bottom, Montana household consumers are benefiting as well — but their rates haven't dropped quite as much as the market.
ANACONDA -- New flywheel energy storage slated for the Dave Gates Generating Station near Anaconda remains on hold while the technology's developer deals with its recent bankruptcy.
HELENA — NorthWestern Energy and the Montana Consumer Counsel have reached an agreement on revenue the company can recover from a proposed wind power project east of Great Falls — if the project is approved by state regulators.