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2011-03-25 00:00:30

St. Labre Indian School Educational Association, a Roman Catholic, non-profit organization providing educational, community and spiritual services to Native American children of southeastern Montana, today released highlights of its 2010 programs and services, which included outstanding achievements in all areas of the Mission. Ashland, MT (PRWEB) March 24, 2011 St. Labre Indian School Education Association, a Roman Catholic, non-profit organization providing educational, community and...

2008-11-13 21:00:14

BUTTE, Mont., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy announced today that the Montana Public Service Commission has made formal its approval of placing the company's ownership interest in Colstrip Unit 4 into the ratebase. Effective January 1, 2009, 222 megawatts of electricity from the coal-fired unit in southeastern Montana will be placed into rates at value of $407 million. The decision makes Colstrip Unit 4 the foundation of NorthWestern...

2008-10-13 03:00:31

By Dennison, Mike HELENA - If regulators think NorthWestern Energy's Montana customers should buy a long-term chunk of electricity from the Colstrip 4 power plant, it should be at a much lower price than that offered by the company, a consumer witness testified Friday. John Wilson, an economist hired by the Montana Consumer Counsel, said a fair price is probably closer to $250 million, instead of the $407 million proposed by NorthWestern. "They should get a fair return on their...

2008-10-07 03:00:21

By Dennison, Mike HELENA - As a high-stakes hearing opened Wednesday on how NorthWestern Energy's Montana customers might buy a share of Colstrip-generated power, regulators heard starkly different takes on the multimillion-dollar deal. The company, which is proposing the deal, and others said it's a first step toward rebuilding the utility and insulating its Montana customers from the "vagaries" of the electricity market. "I believe so doing will benefit me as a customer," said Gerald...

2008-07-31 09:01:16

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Unit 2 at the Colstrip Power Station in Colstrip, Montana, tripped offline Tuesday. The station is owned and operated by PPL Montana LLC, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation's (NYSE:PPL) (Allentown, Pennsylvania) PPL Generation LLC, as well as Puget Sound Energy Incorporated (Bellevue, Washington), Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR) (Portland, Oregon), Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) (Spokane, Washington), PacifiCorp...

2008-07-19 03:00:31

By Dennison, Mike HELENA - NorthWestern Energy on Monday spelled out its conditions for dedicating its share of Colstrip 4 power to Montana customers - and said it would sell the power to investors if the conditions aren't met. The proposal, submitted to state utility regulators, would increase NorthWestern customers' electric rates for 2009 and 2010. But it provides cheaper, reliable power over the longer term, when compared to other power-purchase options, the company said. As part of...

2008-07-07 03:00:30

By Dennison, Mike HELENA - NorthWestern Energy announced Tuesday that it plans to sell its share of Colstrip-produced electric power to an investment group for $400 million - or give Montana ratepayers a chance to gay a similar price. The announcement raised eyebrows at the state Public Service Commission, where utility regulators said they'll take a hard look at how the offer could affect the company's 300,000-plus electric ratepayers in Montana. The state's consumer lawyer also said...

2008-06-30 09:03:28

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NorthWestern Energy today announced that it has made a filing with the Montana Public Service Commission (MPSC) to initiate the review process that will determine whether the company's ownership interest in Colstrip Unit 4 should be placed in rate base at fair market value. Earlier this month, NorthWestern Energy announced plans to sell its 30-percent merchant interest in Colstrip Unit 4 to Bicent (Montana) Power Company LLC ("Bicent")...


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