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2011-06-14 14:10:00

GREAT FALLS, Mont., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The expansion of PPL Montana's Rainbow hydroelectric plant is more than 60 percent complete and on schedule despite the record rainfall this spring and continuing high flows on the Missouri River. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110614/NE19852 ) "Crews working at the construction site recently embedded all of the major turbine components in concrete, a key milestone in the $230 million expansion project at Rainbow," said Pete...

2008-02-27 09:01:13

Electricity generator PPL Montana is planning to nearly double the amount of renewable electricity produced at its Rainbow hydroelectric plant on the Missouri River near Great Falls, Montana, by constructing a new powerhouse with a 60MW turbine. Starting in spring 2009, PPL Montana will begin construction of a new powerhouse. All eight of the smaller existing units at the Rainbow Dam, which have a combined capacity of 35MW, will be eventually replaced with the single 60MW unit, big enough...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'