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Guest opinion: NWE must get that hydropower back

Guest opinion: NWE must get that hydropower back

When a friend referred to me as a "tribal elder," I was flattered. Then I realized she meant I was old, really old. Whether you are a tribal elder or really old, you learn first hand “what goes around, comes around.” So it is with hydropower for NorthWestern Energy. Hydropower has come around again.

May 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Have your say on NWE dam plan this month

Want to make your voice heard on a deal that, if approved, will affect your power bill for a generation to come?

April 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

December 21, 2013 10:23 amLoading…
Lawmakers look at NorthWestern Energy dam purchase

Lawmakers look at NorthWestern Energy dam purchase

HELENA — NorthWestern Energy’s planned $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric dams will mean decades of stable customer rates after an initial increase of about 5 percent, or about $4 per month, on an average residential bill, company executives told lawmakers Friday.

November 08, 2013 2:07 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Dam good plan: Hydro will diversify NWE energy portfolio

You’ve heard the news. At NorthWestern Energy, we’re bringing hydro back!

October 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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 t…

June 24, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Guest opinion: PPL Montana invested in cleaner energy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week released results of a study linking coal-fired power plants to global warming. While carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants are one component of climate change, there are other factors that contribute to this phenomenon and it…

January 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Power generation at Missouri River dams rebounds

BISMARCK, N.D. -- High water levels that caused record flooding along the Missouri River in 2011 did bring a small consolation: Electric power generation from the river's six upstream dams was above average for the first time in a dozen years.

January 05, 2012 9:49 amLoading…

Montana lays out riverbed case to U.S. Supreme Court

HELENA - Montana is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stick with a lower court ruling that the state owns the riverbeds where hydroelectric dams sit and can charge power companies rent for their usage.

October 28, 2011 11:51 amLoading…

FERC seeks more details on Flaming Gorge proposal

DENVER - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requested more details Wednesday from a Colorado businessman on his permit application to build a 501-mile pipeline to divert water from Wyoming's Flaming Gorge Reservoir to southeast Wyoming and Colorado.

October 05, 2011 8:28 pmLoading…

Big Muddy making big hydropower recovery

BISMARCK, N.D. — Hydropower production is projected to make a big comeback on the “Big Muddy.”

January 14, 2011 10:17 pmLoading…

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