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Cyber hassle: Data breaches cause headaches for area banks and businesses

Cyber hassle: Data breaches cause headaches for area banks and businesses

Billings-area banks and credit unions are sending thousands of new credit and debit cards to customers this month following data breaches at Home Depot and Albertsons.

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Power restored to 3,100 in Missoula

MISSOULA — Power has been restored to all but 120 Northwestern Energy customers on S. 5th and S. 4th Streets between Kemp and Russell, after a fire on top of a power pole knocked out power to 3,100 customers in central Missoula on Thursday morning, including the Good Food Store and Franklin …

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Gas leak forces evacuation of 25 Livingston homes; goose causes another power outage

Within about 20 minutes Monday afternoon in Livingston, a gas leak forced the evacuation of about 25 homes and 600 NorthWestern Energy customers lost power when a goose hit a power line.

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PSC approves NW Energy’s $870M purchase of PPL’s hydro dams

PSC approves NW Energy’s $870M purchase of PPL’s hydro dams

HELENA — The state Public Service Commission Thursday approved NorthWestern Energy’s proposed $870 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric dams, paving the way for return of the Montana dams to utility ownership 15 years after they were sold off by Montana Power Co.

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Butte transforms run-down park with new neighborhood center

Butte transforms run-down park with new neighborhood center

BUTTE — The new Emma Park Neighborhood Center boasts spacious offices, large windows, rooftop greenery and easier access to several community programs on county-donated land.

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PSC poised to approve NWE purchase of hydro plants — but on what conditions?

PSC poised to approve NWE purchase of hydro plants — but on what conditions?

HELENA — A majority of the state Public Service Commission appears poised to vote Thursday to approve NorthWestern Energy’s proposed $870 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric dams — although it’s uncertain what conditions it may impose on the sale.

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Guest opinion: NWE dam plan will generate benefits for Montanans

September will be an historic month when our state’s regulatory body, the Public Service Commission, determines whether Montana’s hydro generating dams will pass from Pennsylvania Power and Light to NorthWestern Energy, and be dedicated to serve Montana customers at prices based on cost.

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NorthWestern crews investigate outage that cut power to 10K Missoula customers

MISSOULA — A problem at a north side substation early this morning cut power to roughly 10,000 Missoula electric customers, according to NorthWestern Energy.

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XGR panel: Montana’s renewable-power mandate, while successful, shouldn’t be expanded

HELENA — Montana’s requirement that utilities buy a minimum amount of renewable power, such as wind, has been an economic success, but shouldn’t be expanded, a legislative panel’s draft study says.

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Guest opinion: Investing in solar gives consumers energy cost control

The Montana Public Service Commission will decide in September whether to approve NorthWestern Energy’s application to purchase 11 hydroelectric dams from PPL Montana for $900 million.

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Guest opinion: Hydro dams will meet NWE customer needs at lowest cost

If the Montana Public Service Commission approves NorthWestern Energy’s proposal to acquire the PPL dams, those great facilities will be dedicated to serve our Montana customers, at prices based on the cost of producing electricity, for as long as there is water in the Missouri and Clark For…

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Bob Rowe: Hydro power deal will help customers for a long time

Bob Rowe: Hydro power deal will help customers for a long time

If the Montana Public Service Commission approves NorthWestern Energy’s proposal to acquire the PPL dams, those great facilities will be dedicated to serve our Montana customers, at prices based on the cost of producing electricity, for as long as there is water in the Missouri and Clark For…

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Gazette opinion: Important questions raised but unanswered in hydropower purchase

Previously, we’ve said that a proposal by NorthWestern Energy to buy hydroelectric dams in Montana from PPL-Montana would seem to be a good deal.

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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.

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Consumer witness: NW dam purchase a bad deal for consumers, unless altered

Consumer witness: NW dam purchase a bad deal for consumers, unless altered

HELENA — The lead witness for a Montana consumer-advocate office said Tuesday that if regulators approve NorthWestern Energy’s $900 million purchase of a dozen hydroelectric dams without changes, it will mean guaranteed profits for the company and much higher costs for ratepayers.

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NorthWestern, Consumer Counsel present contrasting views of $900M dam purchase

NorthWestern, Consumer Counsel present contrasting views of $900M dam purchase

HELENA – Montana’s tarnished utility-deregulation law wove its way through the fabric of Tuesday’s hearing on NorthWestern Energy’s proposal to buy a dozen hydroelectric dams, with a company lawyer calling the plan a chance to “put the failed experiment of utility deregulation behind us.”

July 08, 2014 11:20 am Photos

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NorthWestern dam plan gets scrutiny at PSC hearing

NorthWestern dam plan gets scrutiny at PSC hearing

HELENA — NorthWestern Energy’s proposal to pay $900 million for 11 hydroelectric dams — and charge the cost to its Montana ratepayers — goes under the microscope this week, as state regulators kick off a weeklong hearing on the plan.

July 06, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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NorthWestern electric rates are among highest in the region

NorthWestern electric rates are among highest in the region

HELENA — When NorthWestern Energy’s homeowner customers get their electric bills next month, they’ll pay 10.34 cents per kilowatt hour — still nearly the highest rate of any major electric utility in the region.

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PSC approves temporary electric rate increase for NorthWestern customers

PSC approves temporary electric rate increase for NorthWestern customers

HELENA — The state Public Service Commission Tuesday voted 4-1 to approve a $32 million annual, temporary rate increase for NorthWestern Energy’s electric customers in Montana starting next month.

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