Montana Public Service Commission
HELENA — NorthWestern Energy CEO Bob Rowe told state regulators Thursday that the company’s $870 million purchase of a dozen hydroelectric dams is a solid plan to rebuild the utility and benefit customers, and that suggestions that the company will unduly profit are wrong.
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.
I am a lifelong Montanan, was a state representative from Bozeman for 16 years, and reside in Clyde Park. I have had the honor and challenge of serving on the board of directors of NorthWestern Energy for the past five years.
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.
HELENA – A Kalispell truck driver has become the third Republican to run for the open Public Service Commission seat representing northwestern 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 …
Some people seem to be destined for entrepreneurship. Tim Dodge, vice president of operations for Clearfly Communications, has been through three business startups over the past 16 years.
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.
The Montana Public Service Commission is requiring NorthWestern Energy to return $3 million to its customers because it overestimated its energy conservation efforts. Huh?
The Billings City Council will write a letter of support for a complaint over alleged price-gouging by NorthWestern Energy but will not formally intervene in the case.
The Billings City Council will consider intervening in a Montana Public Service Commission case involving street-lighting charges when the council meets Monday.
More than three years after several Billings residents filed a complaint arguing that they were being grossly overcharged for street-lighting services by NorthWestern Energy, the Montana Public Service Commission is preparing to consider the case.
HELENA — Bob Anderson, a leading Montana conservationist and a former state public service commissioner, died in a rollover accident Friday in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa.
You’ve heard the news. At NorthWestern Energy, we’re bringing hydro back!
HELENA — The state Public Service Commission Tuesday voted to adopt a rule making it harder for small, renewable-power projects to get “standard” contracts to sell their power to NorthWestern Energy.
HELENA — Former state Public Service Commissioner Brad Molnar finally won an ethics decision this week, with the dismissal of a second complaint linked to his solicitation of corporate money to fund energy conservation efforts in 2007 and 2008.
BUTTE — Montana’s dominant electric utility, NorthWestern Energy, is already assuming the White House push for action on climate change isn’t going away, its president and CEO says.
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.
Moving hearts and soles. More than 3,000 people registered to run or walk in the 34th Annual Heart & Sole Race. Courses of two miles, 5K and 10K started at St. Vincent Healthcare and finished at Dehler Park.
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.