It isn’t often that a heat wave hits the Pacific Northwest without the Colstrip Power Plant running full tilt as air conditioners fire up, but that’s what happened earlier this week when temperatures got hot enough to buckle streets in Oregon.
Bozeman, Helena, and Missoula have all set goals to get off fossil fuel power by 2035, while NorthWestern Energy appears to be dragging its feet on its promised green energy initiatives.
What’s expected to be Montana’s largest wind farm secured its first customer Wednesday from Colstrip Power Plant co-owner Puget Sound Energy.
NorthWestern states that the gas plant would add nearly $80 a year to the average residential power bill.
It’s official, Montana is attempting to nullify portions of the private contract that has governed Colstrip Power Plant for 40 years.
Lawmakers have abandoned plans to bill Montana’s Public Service Commission for an investigation into the PSC's decision to not allow NorthWestern Energy to bill customers $6 million for costs stemming from a months-long malfunction at Colstrip Power Plant.
Talen and the other companies suggested they could cut carbon emissions to levels equal to 20% of what pollution levels were in 2005.
A controversial bill to shield NorthWestern Energy from future financial losses associated with rescuing Colstrip Power Plant has been tabled.
NorthWestern Energy intends to build a $250 million, 175-megawatt power plant in Laurel as part of a plan to add 325 megawatts of dispatchable power to its Montana portfolio.
Talen Energy, in a joint venture with Pattern Energy, is pursuing lease agreements for a wind farm in a targeted project area of roughly 14 square miles in Rosebud and Treasure counties.
Only three power plants buying Montana coal now indicate they could still be burning coal beyond 2030.
Worried it will be left without water once its namesake power plant closes, the town of Colstrip is asking the Montana Legislature to require the supply keep flowing as part of environmental cleanup.
What a power plant costs Montana customers might not be the determining factor for whether it stays on utility bills under a proposed law drawing some support from the Montana Public Service Commission.
Construction of what’s expected to be Montana’s largest wind farm will begin in 2021 just beyond the shadow the coal-fired Colstrip Power Plant.
U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette toured the Colstrip mine and power plant complex Friday, reiterating the Trump administration’s elusive goal of stopping coal-fired power plants from closing.
The Trump administration on Monday finalized its weakening of an Obama-era rule aimed at reducing pollution from coal-burning power plants that has contaminated streams, lakes and underground aquifers