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NorthWestern offers stock to help pay for dams buy

NorthWestern offers stock to help pay for dams buy

HELENA — NorthWestern Corp. plans to begin a $348 million stock offering to help pay for its $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric dams in Montana from PPL Montana.

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FERC: PSC rules hinder independent power projects

HELENA — In a strongly worded ruling, a federal commission Thursday said Montana Public Service Commission rules are improperly hindering small, renewable-power projects in the state.

March 21, 2014 12:42 pmLoading…

FERC: Montana PSC rules improperly hindering independent, renewable power projects

HELENA — In a strongly worded ruling, a federal commission Thursday said Montana Public Service Commission rules are improperly hindering small, renewable-power projects in the state.

March 20, 2014 5:42 pmLoading…

Flathead tribes to pay $18.3M for Kerr Dam

POLSON — The Salish and Kootenai tribes would have to pay nearly $18.3 million to acquire a northwestern Montana hydroelectric dam from PPL Montana, an arbitration panel has determined.

March 05, 2014 2:36 pmLoading…

Company gets shipping commitments on N.D. pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D.  — A Canadian company has obtained shipping commitments from oil companies to use the largest-capacity pipeline proposed to date to transport North Dakota crude.

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NorthWestern files application for $900M dam buy

HELENA — The Public Service Commission says NorthWestern Energy has filed a formal application for its proposed purchase of 11 hydroelectric dams from PPL Montana for $900 million.

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Small renewable-power producers take complaints about PSC to federal agency

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.

June 21, 2013 4:49 pmLoading…
Proposed hydro projects on Beartooth Front dead for now

Proposed hydro projects on Beartooth Front dead for now

A Bozeman company that had proposed building two small hydroelectric projects on East and West Rosebud creeks has pulled the plug on the projects, at least for now.

June 06, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Reality check for EPA’s Regional Haze Rule

The haze was thick at Colstrip last week when I visited, but it wasn’t because of the 2,200-megawatt coal-burning facility there.

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Simpson brothers sue PacifiCorp over ranch fire

CASPER, Wyo. — Former Wyoming U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson and his brother Pete are suing the Oregon utility company that provided electricity to the family's Bobcat Ranch in Park County.

August 11, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Petitioners rally against East Rosebud hydropower project

Petitioners rally against East Rosebud hydropower project

SOUTH OF ROSCOE — First it was fire. Now it’s a hydro project.Residents of the East Rosebud valley had no way to stop the Shepard Mountain fire that roared through the drainage and torched their cabins 16 years ago. But this time, many of the same residents see an opportunity to halt what th…

June 24, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Federal agency again rejects Wyoming-Colorado water pipeline plan

Federal agency again rejects Wyoming-Colorado water pipeline plan

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal agency for the second time has denied a permit requested by a Colorado businessman who wants to build a 500-mile pipeline to carry water from southwestern Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range.

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Federal agency again rejects Wyoming-Colorado pipeline plan

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal agency again has rejected a Colorado businessman's application for a permit to build a 500-mile pipeline to carry water from southwestern Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range.

May 17, 2012 1:59 pmLoading…
Legal challenges force delay in Wyoming wind farm project

Legal challenges force delay in Wyoming wind farm project

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Utah wind developer announced Friday that it is delaying half of a planned $180 million-plus wind farm south of Glenrock because of ongoing appeals by an opposition landowners group.

April 27, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Proponent asks agency to reconsider Wyoming pipeline

CHEYENNE — The Colorado businessman proposing to build a 500-mile pipeline to carry water from southwestern Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range asked a federal agency on Friday to reconsider its rejection of his permit application.

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Million will try again after FERC rejects Wyoming-Colorado pipeline permit

CHEYENNE — A businessman behind a proposal to build a 500-mile pipeline to carry water from southwestern Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range said Thursday he wasn't giving up, despite another setback in seeking federal permission for the plan.

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Colorado River district objecting to Flaming Gorge proposal

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado River District officials are expressing concerns over a pipeline proposal to deliver water from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Wyoming to Colorado. The district handles water policy and planning for the Colorado River Basin within Colorado. Federal regulat…

December 22, 2011 9:00 pmLoading…

Environmental groups oppose Wyoming-Colorado pipeline

CHEYENNE — A coalition of environmental groups is seeking to intervene in a federal agency's review of a proposed pipeline that would carry water from southwestern Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range.

December 15, 2011 4:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming-Colorado water pipeline proposal draws criticism

Wyoming-Colorado water pipeline proposal draws criticism

CHEYENNE — The latest federal permit application to construct a pipeline for Green River water is sparking opposition from environmental groups and others in the Cowboy State.

December 13, 2011 4:00 pmLoading…
Wind generators win in dispute with BPA

Wind generators win in dispute with BPA

PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal regulators on Wednesday ruled in favor of Northwest wind power generators who objected to being ordered to shut down at times this spring when the Columbia River basin was brimming with water and hydropower dams were running at maximum capacity.

December 07, 2011 4:00 pmLoading…

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