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Kerr Dam

Brian Lipscomb of Energy Keepers

Brian Lipscomb of Energy Keepers

Brian Lipscomb of Energy Keepers announces the acquisition of Kerr Dam by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes on Wednesday at the Tribal Council chambers in Pablo. Energy Keepers is a corporation owned by CSKT serving as its agent in the $18 million acquisition.

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Kerr Dam

Kerr Dam

Water flows through the spill gates of Kerr Dam in May 2011.

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CSKT to pay $18.3M for Kerr Dam; new name planned

CSKT to pay $18.3M for Kerr Dam; new name planned

PABLO — A price has been set for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to acquire Kerr Dam next year — and the number is tens of millions of dollars closer to what the tribes said it was worth than what PPL Montana had sought.

March 06, 2014 10:28 am Photos

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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.

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Gazette opinion: The best dam deal for Montana

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 …

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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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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.

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Tribes say NorthWestern purchase doesn't change Kerr Dam plans

Tribes say NorthWestern purchase doesn't change Kerr Dam plans

MISSOULA — Negotiations between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and PPL Montana to transfer ownership of Kerr Dam to the tribes will continue as planned, despite the announcement Thursday that NorthWestern Energy will buy 11 of PPL’s hydroelectric dams – including Kerr.

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Kerr Dam

Kerr Dam

Water flows through the spill gates of Kerr Dam in May 2011. 

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Tribal ownership, operation of Kerr Dam will be historic, lawyer says

Tribal ownership, operation of Kerr Dam will be historic, lawyer says

MISSOULA — Taking over ownership and operations of Kerr Dam will be both a historic and legal triumph for the Flathead Reservation, according to a lawyer who’s shepherded the deal through 10 tribal councils.

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Kerr Dam

Kerr Dam

Water flows through the spill gates of Kerr Dam in May 2011. That spring, all of the dam’s 14 gates were opened to keep the level of Flathead Lake low enough to handle the huge snowpack in the mountains.

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Lawsuit over fluctuating Flathead Lake levels moves forward

Lawsuit over fluctuating Flathead Lake levels moves forward

POLSON – When Mother Nature controlled the level of Flathead Lake, prior to the dedication of Kerr Dam in 1938, spring runoff filled the lake by April.

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Kerr Dam crosses Flathead River

Kerr Dam crosses Flathead River

A rainbow rises on the spray from Kerr Dam in June 2010. The power-generating dam owned by PPL Montana crosses the main Flathead River south of Polson.

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