Finally a way to free up your outlets.
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.
We first noticed rail lighting in trendy restaurants, and today they’re popular in homes with fixtures mounted on rails across a ceiling or along a wall. They offer a lot of versatility to create a dramatic design element or a practical solution used as general overhead lighting in a room or to showcase a particular wall or feature.
An AFCI (arc-fault circuit interrupter) can protect you and your family from unseen dangers in your home’s wiring. It is a safety device designed to protect against residential fires caused by a leak in the current outside a wire’s insulation. The device takes over where conventional circuit breakers, which can’t detect damaged wires or faulty electrical insulation, leave off.
After living in a home or apartment with motion-sensing switches, it’s a safety convenience you take for granted. Whether you’re finding your way on a dark walkway outside or entering a room at night, a light switch with a sensor that turns on when it detects motion is very helpful. These sensors anticipate movement and make it safe going down a dark staircase to the basement, in public bathrooms and even while cruising the lighted freezer section in grocery stores; they conserve energy while providing instant lighting.
Another Montana solar project has won a state Supreme Court ruling against NorthWestern Energy and the Montana Public Service Commission, which “chose unlawful methodologies” to render a solar farm near Billings uneconomical.
SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — New wildfires ravaged bone-dry California during a scorching Labor Day weekend that saw a dramatic airlift of more than 200 people trapped by flames and ended with the state's largest utility turning off power to 172,000 customers to try to prevent its power lines and other equipment from sparking more fires.
A major owner of Colstrip Power Plant has signed a 15-year contract for Montana hydropower from Energy Keepers, which is owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Crews in northwestern Montana expected to spend at least the rest of this week restoring services to customers and clearing hundreds of trees downed by a recent storm.
For nearly half a century, the deserts and plains of the American West have been punctuated by coal-burning furnaces and towering smokestacks — hulking power stations that have sustained small-town economies and fueled the growth of the region's major cities, from Los Angeles to Phoenix to Seattle.
High winds Saturday caused power outages throughout western Montana, flipping a semi-truck and downing several power lines, leading to road closures along area highways.
In the hills around Rapelje, where jackrabbits far outnumber people, there’s a renewable energy powerhouse in the making.
Montana’s consumer advocate says that NorthWestern Energy’s 20-year power plan could deny customers lower prices offered on the free market.
Billings-area residents will have a chance to respond to the NorthWestern Energy’s 20-year power supply plan during a Jan. 2 hearing at the public library.
She props up her husband so many times, she should get to fly the sled. Her character shines through as she praises the elves’ rendition of “We Are Santa’s Elves” despite the weak tenor section and her husband’s indifference. It is troubling that a woman with her power did not do more to improve working conditions for the elves. But she is living with a weather-obsessed headcase who won’t even eat her home cooking.
Fans of solar energy celebrated last week in Helena after the Public Service Commission rejected a utility's plan that would have priced most Montanans out of the residential solar panel market.
Ballot Initiative 187 would prevent NorthWestern Energy from giving with one hand and taking away with the other. How so?
Plans to marry a struggling coal-fired power plant in Eastern Montana to a bitcoin mine appear to be lagging, with little construction done and back taxes on the power plant exceeding $4 million.
The fall and early winter is a great time of the year to run — if only the sun would cooperate. Of course, it doesn’t, amd while you may not be sweating bullets five minutes into your workout, you often have to do it in the dark. Headlamps are fine, but they don’t necessarily provide enough light, particularly if you’re going fast or running on tree-covered trails. But here’s a solution that can be a big help: Nathan’s Luna Fire chest/waist light. Rather than fitting around your head, this 250-lumen lamp is designed to be worn around your chest or waist. It’s easily adjustable, so you can point the light exactly where you need it. You can also remove the light from the strap and clip it onto your jacket or hydration pack. The lithium-ion battery is rechargeable via a USB port, and on a full charge you’ll get a burn time of 25 hours. For trail runners, this is an excellent option to light up your whole path — not just where your head is pointing. For those on the roads, you don’t need to rely on those street lights anymore. And for everyone, you can enjoy the cool running weather without worrying about the sun.
Ravalli Electric Co-op (REC) will be selecting one lucky Bitterroot Valley high school student to travel to Washington, D.C. next June to join…