Stories tagged: Colstrip
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Colstrip cleanup measure runs into opposition
Environmentalists are lining up with the owners of Montana’s Colstrip plant against a bill that would set cleanup guidelines ahead of the plant’s anticipated partial shutdown. The bill’s Republican sponsor, …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
Riverstone completes $1.8 billion buyout of Talen Energy, co-owner of Montana’s Costrip power plant
Riverstone Holdings LLC has completed its $1.8 billion purchase of Talen Energy Corp., the Pennsylvania company that is the operator and co-owner of Montana’s Colstrip power plant.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Panel sends Colstrip closure bills to Montana Legislature
Montana lawmakers advanced a bill package Friday that aims to blunt the economic impact of a coal-fired power plant’s planned partial closure by levying millions of dollars in fees and …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Montana city seeks to limit water use to help coal plant
Residents of an eastern Montana city are being asked to limit their water use so one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the western U.S. can continue to safely …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Montana lawmakers craft measures to deal with plant closure
If some Montana lawmakers have their way, shutting down two of the Colstrip power plant’s four coal-fired units won’t be cheap for the plant’s owners.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
Colstrip coal plant in Montana to close 2 units
BILLINGS – A large Montana coal plant serving utility customers across the Pacific Northwest has agreed to shut down two of its four units by 2022 under a settlement announced …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 10:01 a.m.
Montana’s Colstrip power plant needs new operator by May 2018
Owners of a coal-fired power plant in Montana say the company that keeps it running wants out within two years.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 3:50 p.m.
Colstrip plant’s fate discussed by Montana governor, executives
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock convened a meeting at the state Capitol Wednesday with three Colstrip executives, as the debate over the coal-fired power plant plays out in his re-election campaign.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
Montana governor looking for new Colstrip owners
Montana’s governor is looking for a new ownership structure for one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West to stave off its partial closure.
Sat., Nov. 14, 2015, midnight
Guest Opinion: Avista too dependent on coal
Conservation and smart grid investment make more sense for forward-thinking utilities.
Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, midnight
Coal-related issues burn hot
Montanans take badly to legislation anticipating Colstrip closure.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 6:45 p.m.
Future of Avista’s coal power to be discussed in Spokane Wednesday
About 9 percent of Avista Utilities’ electricity comes from a coal-burning plant in Montana. Colstrip’s future will be discussed at a Wednesday meeting in Spokane.
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, midnight
Avista wants to raise Idaho electricity rates
Avista Utilities says it spent more on electricity for Idaho customers last year than it recovered through rates. So, the utility is asking Idaho regulators for permission to raise electric …
Sun., Feb. 23, 2014, midnight
Coal quandary: Avista uses cheap power, but Inslee wary
COLSTRIP, Mont. – On Montana’s eastern plains, there’s a town that was built to burn coal and produce electricity for the Northwest’s largest cities. Smokestacks loom over Colstrip, a company …
Thu., July 18, 2013, midnight
Avista absorbs hit as generator fails
A generator failure at a Montana coal plant will force Avista Corp. to buy about $12 million worth of replacement electricity this year. The Spokane-based utility owns a 15 percent …