A majority of the owners of Colstrip Power Plant sued Tuesday over a new Montana law nullifying portions of the plant’s 40-year-old business contract, calling the law unconstitutional.
It’s official, Montana is attempting to nullify portions of the private contract that has governed Colstrip Power Plant for 40 years.
There will be an investigation into the Montana Public Service Commission’s decision not to allow NorthWestern Energy to bill customers $6 million for costs related to a months-long malfunction at Colstrip Power Plant.
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.
Buying the aging power plant could cost ratepayers $1 billion, says the PSC.
Despite continued warnings about burdening consumers with Colstrip Power Plant debt, Senate Republicans moved forward Tuesday with a bill shielding NorthWestern Energy from financial losses associated with the troubled plant.
NorthWestern Energy power customers will see a refund and a reduction in monthly costs under a recent settlement over the cost of transmitting power.
As three generations of utility regulators warned state lawmakers against a bill saddling consumers with a Colstrip Power Plant debt, NorthWestern Energy said the generator would shutter in four years without it.
Montana’s utility regulator is warning that the latest bill to bail out Colstrip Power Plant could cost NorthWestern Energy customers as much as $1.9 billion.
NorthWestern Energy customers will see an increase in the cost of the natural gas supply on their bills, according to a news release.
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.
Officials from three cities in Montana have united in pushing for more renewable energy sources in the state.
Colstrip Power Plant owners are disputing the coal ash cleanup plans chosen by Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality, calling a required $285 million cleanup bond “grossly excessive.”
Another renewable energy project has won a lawsuit against Montana’s Public Service Commission.