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September 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

CellularOne service ending Aug. 31 in Montana

CellularOne will discontinue all Montana wireless service at the end of August, company officials announced Tuesday.

August 12, 2014 9:19 amLoading…
NWE CEO says dam purchase a good deal: We are not 'crooks’

NWE CEO says dam purchase a good deal: We are not 'crooks’

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.

July 18, 2014 9:20 amLoading…
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: Dam purchase makes good sense for NWE's Montana customers

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.

April 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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…

3rd Republican files to run in NW Montana PSC race

HELENA – A Kalispell truck driver has become the third Republican to run for the open Public Service Commission seat representing northwestern Montana.

March 10, 2014 11:47 amLoading…

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 …

February 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
40 Under Forty: Tim Dodge, vice president of operations, Clearfly Communications

40 Under Forty: Tim Dodge, vice president of operations, Clearfly Communications

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.

February 02, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

PSC consultant says NW Energy needs more info to show dam purchase is good deal

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.

January 27, 2014 4:58 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana's energy conservation conundrum

The Montana Public Service Commission is requiring NorthWestern Energy to return $3 million to its customers because it overestimated its energy conservation efforts. Huh?

December 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

City to write letter of support in street-light dispute

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.

October 28, 2013 8:23 pmLoading…

City Council to weigh options in streetlight complaint

The Billings City Council will consider intervening in a Montana Public Service Commission case involving street-lighting charges when the council meets Monday.

October 27, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…
Complaint over Billings street lights to go before Public Service Commission

Complaint over Billings street lights to go before Public Service Commission

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.

October 17, 2013 4:45 pmLoading…

Former PSC member dies in accident in Africa

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.

October 15, 2013 8:06 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…

PSC adopts rule restricting which small power projects can get utility contracts

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.

October 01, 2013 1:15 pmLoading…
Molnar wins dismissal of 2nd complaint

Molnar wins dismissal of 2nd complaint

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.

July 11, 2013 4:35 pmLoading…
NW Energy CEO Rowe: Utility considers climate change policy – but still relies plenty on coal

NW Energy CEO Rowe: Utility considers climate change policy – but still relies plenty on coal

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.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

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…

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