If the Montana Public Service Commission approves NorthWestern Energy’s proposal to acquire the PPL dams, those great facilities will be dedicated to serve our Montana customers, at prices based on the cost of producing electricity, for as long as there is water in the Missouri and Clark For…
Montanans are gearing up for the latest round in the coal wars, with industry supporters trying to protect jobs while environmentalists seek a shift to renewable energy.
A ductless air conditioning system may be a good option for older homes, "hots spots" like sunrooms or smaller, less-often-used buildings like cabins.
Like most “major” announcements coming out of Washington, D.C., the new rules on carbon dioxide emissions are more smoke than fire.
RAWLINS, Wyo. — Wyoming has marked its 15th anniversary of wind generated electricity in the state this past week.
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HELENA — NorthWestern Energy’s proposed purchase of 12 hydro-electric dams in Montana could impose up to $800 million of excess costs on electric ratepayers the next 15 years, unless more risk is shifted to the company, a consumer expert says.
This year’s frigid temperatures have been a stark reminder of the importance of reliable and affordable electricity for families in Montana and across the nation. For many, the electricity that heats homes and keeps the lights on comes from coal produced here in southeast Montana.
When we look back on the winter of 2013-14, we won’t remember the average temperatures. We’ll be talking about sustained periods of bitter cold in December, January, February, and even into March.
NorthWestern Energy has a great dam plan. Adding Montana hydroelectric dams to the utility’s assets will provide price stability for customers. More of the power supply for Montanans will be regulated by the Montana Public Service Commission. Less of Montana customers’ electricity will need …
In a conference room at the National Weather Service office in Billings, senior forecaster Dan Borsum holds his hand out to the metal globe of a Van de Graaff generator and gets shocked.
CASPER, Wyo. — Larry Mayer has paid at least $200 to replace surge protectors and wireless routers damaged by Sunday's Rocky Mountain Power substation failure. The Natrona County Public Library lost at least two computers, a power system to the building's electric doors and a self-checkout s…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The next major power plant to be built in the nation's top coal-mining state will be fueled by natural gas.
CHEYENNE — Construction has begun on a new $237 million power plant near Cheyenne.
DECKER — From the time coal is scooped from the depths of the Spring Creek strip mine in Montana's wide-open Powder River Basin until it travels more than 6,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean to power plants in South Korea, the price can increase more than fivefold.
WRIGHT — In Wyoming, folks call it the "No Elk" plant, an $800 million project that — once finished — was meant to supply coal-fired power to 100,000 homes and support dozens of full-time jobs on the rolling prairie of northeast Wyoming.
VALIER — Voices crackled above a bitter-cold wind as workers stringing conductor on the Montana Alberta Tie Line transmission project, situated on opposite sides of the Marias River, communicated via radio north of here earlier this week. They were about to string the final span of the long-…
GREAT FALLS — Thousands of homes and businesses along the Hi-Line are without electricity because of a failure at a substation near Havre.