Stories tagged: colstrip
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the western U.S. will close two of its four units by Saturday as the Montana facility edges toward an eventual total shutdown.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019
NorthWestern Energy said Tuesday it will seek regulatory permission to acquire part of Puget Sound Energy’s share of the Colstrip Power Plant for $1 as some utilities look to unload …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
Avista Corp. has reached a partial settlement in its request to increase electric and natural gas rates, an agreement that would help fund costs associated with the eventual closure of …
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019
The company that operates a coal-fired power plant in eastern Montana said Tuesday it will close two of the plant’s four units about 30 months ahead of schedule because of …
Wed., April 3, 2019
Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is accusing Washington Gov. Jay Inslee of “extinguishing” the livelihoods of residents in a Montana town by seeking to ban coal-fired electricity in his state.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
A Billings legislator’s proposal that Montana buy Colstrip power plant drew criticism from business and environmental groups alike at a Monday hearing in Helena.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018
One of the oldest coal companies in the U.S. – and supplier to the Colstrip power-generating station in Montana – filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday to deal with more than …
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018
Colstrip power generating station shut down to address unsafe pollution issues, scheduled maintenance
Colstrip power plant, one of the largest electricity generators in the northwestern United States, has been shut down for at least a month because of air pollution problems.
Tue., June 12, 2018
Montana regulators have approved the sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility. Several states must give their approval to the sale.
Mon., May 14, 2018
Avista’s Idaho customers could see about $7 in savings on their utility bills from federal tax reform. The utility has asked Idaho regulators to approve decreases in electric and natural …
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018
Avista Corp. and Washington’s other investor-owned utilities should reconsider their reliance on coal-fired electricity, state regulators say.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018
The sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility cleared a major hurdle Tuesday, when the parties outlined conditions in a proposed agreement with Washington regulators.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
Matt Nykiel, Cesia Kearns and Anne Hedges: The right thing to do with the tax windfall: Help Colstrip
Electric utilities are about to get a big corporate payout from the new tax law passed by Congress. Instead of enriching executives and shareholders, power companies should use that money …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017
Avista’s partial ownership in a coal-fired electric plant in Eastern Montana is likely to draw testimony at a Wednesday hearing in Spokane Valley. Utility customers can weigh in on Avista’s …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017
Puget Sound Energy, the largest owner of the Colstrip power plant in Montana, says it will be able to pay down its debts from two newer units there by 2027, …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017
The operator of one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the Western U.S. plans to keep running the 2,100-megawatt plant, a spokesman said Wednesday, in an abrupt reversal from …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017
The operator of one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the Western U.S. says it intends to keep running the 2,100-megawatt plant after declaring last year that a new …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
Avista owes it to its customers to recognize the reality of the Western energy markets and start a real conversation about how to transition off coal and to cheaper, cleaner …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017
The U.S. government has awarded $4.6 million to the state of Montana to help retrain hundreds of coal workers who will soon be out of jobs because of a partial …
Sat., July 29, 2017
Avista’s ownership in a Montana coal plant is under scrutiny in Ontario, which has banned coal-fired electricity
With Avista Corp. poised to be acquired by Hydro One of Ontario in a $5.3 billion sale next year, the Spokane-based utility’s partial ownership in a Montana coal plant has …
Thu., May 18, 2017
An investigation is underway after a man’s body was found at the bottom of a mine pit in southeastern Montana.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017
Authorities say a worker at a southeastern Montana coal mine died after a truck he was driving fell 100 feet into a pit.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.