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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…

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…
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…
NorthWestern works to clamp down on independent, renewable power projects

NorthWestern works to clamp down on independent, renewable power projects

HELENA – NorthWestern Energy, the state’s largest electric utility, is attempting to use the courts, the Legislature and state regulators to severely restrict any new power it must buy from small, independent wind power projects in Montana.

April 07, 2013 8:30 am Photos

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Power industry, environmentalists behind study of Montana’s renewable-power mandate

Power industry, environmentalists behind study of Montana’s renewable-power mandate

HELENA — Utility companies and environmental groups on Thursday spoke in favor of a proposed legislative study of Montana’s nearly 8-year-old mandate for utilities to produce renewable power, saying it’s time to evaluate its impacts on industry, consumers and the state.

January 17, 2013 5:15 pmLoading…

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