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 — 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.
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.
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.
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.