Talen Energy, which operates Colstrip Power Plant, is $4 billion in debt and facing negotiations with creditors.
A Federal District Judge in Eastern Washington sided with the Texas-based company Aug. 18 by allowing a case brought by the Pacific Northwest owners of Colstrip to be transferred to Montana.
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.
Update April 28, 8:45 a.m.: On reconsideration Wednesday morning, lawmakers decided there were better places than the Public Service Commission budget to find $75,000 for an investigation into the PSC's decision to not allow NorthWestern Energy to bill customers for $6 million stemming from a months-long summer malfunction at Colstrip Power Plant. The money will come from the state general fund.
Talen and the other companies suggested they could cut carbon emissions to levels equal to 20% of what pollution levels were in 2005.
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.
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.
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.
Eight years after it started working on a cleanup plan for the toxic coal ash ponds at Colstrip Power Plant, Gov. Steve Bullock’s administration is running out of time to finalize cleanup terms for the environmental mess.
NorthWestern's Montana customers collectively saw a one-year rate increase of $23.8 million starting in October of 2019. The difference between $14.3 million and what NorthWestern has already collected will have to be credited back.
As NorthWestern Energy prepares to nearly double its stake in Colstrip, a major investor is making climate risk a big factor in where it puts its money.
The U.S. Department of Energy testified Thursday that it’s working with the owners of the troubled Colstrip Power Plant to extend the life of the facility.
Cleaning up Colstrip will cost as much as $700 million, maybe more, according to a legislative memo from state environmental regulators.
The lone source of coal for the Colstrip power plant has been scheduled for bankruptcy auction in late January.
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