Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative
HELENA — Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative, the state’s second-largest electric cooperative, charges relatively high power prices for its customers – but hasn’t had to raise them since 2011, its general manager said.
When the car crusher’s on switch was flipped for the first time Oct. 11, Pacific Steel & Recycling’s new Lockwood plant vaulted into the first place of energy guzzling consumers at Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative.
A power outage is scheduled Sunday in the Lockwood area for construction and maintenance on the transmission line serving Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative’s Lockwood substation.
After years of battling and more than a million dollars spent on legal fees, the Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative and its wholesale power supplier are parting ways.
If everything goes as hoped, the Yellowstone Valley Electric Co-operative will leave its bankrupt wholesale power supplier and join a new supplier “well positioned for the future,” Brandon Wittman, YVEC’s general manager, told members Tuesday.
The Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative and its bankrupt power provider, Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative, have reached a deal to settle a long and bitter dispute.
The judge presiding in the bankruptcy of a Billings-based wholesale power cooperative set deadlines Tuesday for the trustee to file a reorganization plan, saying he would like to wrap up the case by May.
Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative will cut power in the Pryor area Friday afternoon to make final repairs to a line damaged by a wildfire in August.
The Highway 87 fire burning southeast of Billings is now 90 percent contained, and officials plan to turn management of firefighting efforts over to local agencies on Wednesday evening.
6:30 A.M.: It took fire crews a little more than 24 hours to wall off much of the 1,933-acre Highway 87 fire that blew up on Monday afternoon.
An early morning accident on Billings' West End damaged a power line, cutting electricity to many residences, churches and businesses in the area.
Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative is appealing a bankruptcy judge’s denial of its request to resume a lawsuit against its wholesale power supplier.
A federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday denied Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative’s request to resume its lawsuit against its wholesale supplier in state court.
Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative told a bankruptcy judge on Tuesday that it wants its long-awaited day in court -- state court -- to persuade a jury to end its contract with its wholesale power provider.
Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative reversed two unpopular decisions and endorsed its controversial bankruptcy filing during a special meeting in Billings on Thursday.
Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative says it's about $21.4 million in the red in recent bankruptcy records that provide a comprehensive look at its financial problems.
Beartooth Electric Cooperative officials said Monday the co-op will fight Southern Montana Electric Transmission and Generation’s refusal last week to seat its new representative on the board, calling the move illegal.
Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission, a Billings-based wholesale power seller, filed for bankruptcy late Friday afternoon, saying it was having an "acute cash-flow crisis."
One day after the Highwood Generating Station was officially opened near Great Falls, the board members of the co-op that built it discussed key financial information behind closed doors at their meeting in Billings on Friday.
After eight years of planning and building, the first surge of electricity hit Friday, energizing the power lines at the Highwood Generating Station near Great Falls.
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