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According to a press release from the PSC, the facility is expected to produce an average annual output of 76, 181 megawatt hours, or enough electricity to power 6,900 homes, and is... Tuesday, the Montana Public Service Commission voted unanimously to ...


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Tuesday, the Montana Public Service Commission voted unanimously to approve the sale of electricity from a 23 megawatt wind farm to NorthWestern Energy. The agreement is based on a 15-year timelineUnder the proposal, New Colony Wind will develop the wind farm near Martinsdale, east of HelenaAccording to a press release from the PSC, the facility is expected to produce an average annual output of 76, 181 megawatt hours, or enough electricity to power 6,900 homes, and is expected to come online at the end of 2018. New Colony entered negotiations with NorthWestern in May of this year, but NorthWestern disputed New Colony's cost estimates, requiring mediation by the PSCUnder federal law, utilities like NorthWestern Energy are required to purchase power from small renewable energy products at the price it would otherwise cost the utility to deliver equivalent amounts of power to serve customers. After mediation, the PSC set the price at $23.30/MWh, and reduced the contract from the originally proposed 25 years to 15 yearsThe PSC also eliminated a carbon price adder from rates. NorthWestern will also be in charge of paying the full cost of interconnection and transmission related to upgrades on the system, while New Colony will bear the responsibility for interconnection costs between its wind farm and the interconnection with the gridThere is also a $2 million security deposit required by developers for upgrades to NorthWestern's transmission line between Two Dot and Martinsdale. It is still unclear at this time whether ratepayers or the utility will be responsible for paying the potential difference in cost between current estimates and actual future costs.  StatewideMore>> Bozeman Sweeps Hellgate in HoopsBozeman Sweeps Hellgate in HoopsUpdated: Saturday, December 16 2017 12:09 AM EST2017-12-16 05:09:38 GMTThe Bozeman boys went on the road and got a big win over Hellgate 59-46 behind a big defensive performance from Mack AndersonMeanwhile in Bozeman the Lady Hawks topped the Hellgate girls 49-24. The Bozeman boys went on the road and got a big win over Hellgate 59-46 behind a big defensive performance from Mack AndersonMeanwhile in Bozeman the Lady Hawks topped the Hellgate girls 49-24. 6,900 homes could get power from new wind farm6,900 homes could get power from new wind farmUpdated: Friday, December 15 2017 7:08 PM EST2017-12-16 00:08:17 GMTTuesday, the Montana Public Service Commission voted unanimously to approve the sale of electricity from a 23 megawatt wind farm to NorthWestern Energy.  The agreement is based on a 15-year timelineUnder the proposal, New Colony Wind will develop the wind farm near Martinsdale, east of HelenaAccording to a press release from the PSC, the facility is expected to produce an average annual output of 76, 181 megawatt hours, or enough electricity to power 6,900 homes, and is...Tuesday, the Montana Public Service Commission voted unanimously to approve the sale of electricity from a 23 megawatt wind farm to NorthWestern Energy.  The agreement is based on a 15-year timelineUnder the proposal, New Colony Wind will develop the wind farm near Martinsdale, east of HelenaAccording to a press release from the PSC, the facility is expected to produce an average annual output of 76, 181 megawatt hours, or enough electricity to power 6,900 homes, and is...University of Montana helps Missoula bone and teeth investigationUniversity of Montana helps Missoula bone and teeth investigationUpdated: Friday, December 15 2017 7:06 PM EST2017-12-16 00:06:37 GMTWhen a cleaning crew found a box of bones in a shed behind this Missoula rental home they called police and police called Kirsten Green.When a cleaning crew found a box of bones in a shed behind this Missoula rental home they called police and police called Kirsten Green.A new upbeat gym brings heart rate interval training to MissoulaA new upbeat gym brings heart rate interval training to MissoulaUpdated: Friday, December 15 2017 6:52 PM EST2017-12-15 23:52:31 GMTThe orange theory workout is heart rate interval training, which includes running, rowing, and floor workouts. The orange theory workout is heart rate interval training, which includes running, rowing, and floor workouts. Herbert Named Second Team Academic All-AmericanHerbert Named Second Team Academic All-AmericanUpdated: Friday, December 15 2017 4:11 PM EST2017-12-15 21:11:14 GMTMontana State receiver Mitchell Herbert earned Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors Thursday as one of the top student-athletes in NCAA Division I football.Montana State receiver Mitchell Herbert earned Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors Thursday as one of the top student-athletes in NCAA Division I football.   var ds = new Worldnow.CustomizedBlock('DisplaySizeId80'); Worldnow.EventMan.event('displaysizeloaded',ds) wnad_52.load(); if (Worldnow.EventMan) Worldnow.EventMan.event('WNCol2done'); wnad_54.load(); if (Worldnow.EventMan) 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residenceForensic examination indicates that bones and teeth found in a box in a shed belong to three childrenABCFOX has obtained the search warrant with more information about the search:MISSOULA- A search warrant filed Dec7 indicates that police are investigating a possible homicide discovered at a Missoula residenceForensic examination indicates that bones and teeth found in a box in a shed belong to three childrenABCFOX has obtained the search warrant with more information about the search:Police investigate tie between Missoula bones and Michigan casePolice investigate tie between Missoula bones and Michigan caseUpdated: Thursday, December 14 2017 6:50 PM EST2017-12-14 23:50:38 GMTMORENCI, MICHIGAN-- Police are investigating whether the remains of three children found in Missoula could possibly solve a years-long mystery in MichiganAccording to reporters at 13abc in Michigan, state police there have confirmed that they're in contact with Missoula police to determine whether the bones are related to the disappearance of three boys, ages tkExperts determined that the bones found in a box in a shed in Missoula belonged to three children, ages tk, and se...MORENCI, MICHIGAN-- Police are investigating whether the remains of three children found in Missoula could possibly solve a years-long mystery in MichiganAccording to reporters at 13abc in Michigan, state police there have confirmed that they're in contact with Missoula police to determine whether the bones are related to the disappearance of three boys, ages tkExperts determined that the bones found in a box in a shed in Missoula belonged to three children, ages tk, and se...University of Montana helps Missoula bone and teeth investigationUniversity of Montana helps Missoula bone and teeth investigationUpdated: Friday, December 15 2017 7:06 PM EST2017-12-16 00:06:37 GMTWhen a cleaning crew found a box of bones in a shed behind this Missoula rental home they called police and police called Kirsten Green.When a cleaning crew found a box of bones in a shed behind this Missoula rental home they called police and police called Kirsten Green.New Information: How experts determined bones belonged to three childrenNew Information: How experts determined bones belonged to three childrenUpdated: Friday, December 15 2017 4:09 PM EST2017-12-15 21:09:46 GMTMissoula police are still looking to schedule an interview with a former tenant at a rental property where a box with skeletal remains of at least three children was found.  Missoula police are still looking to schedule an interview with a former tenant at a rental property where a box with skeletal remains of at least three children was found.  Landmark Kalispell restaurant moves locations on Main StreetLandmark Kalispell restaurant moves locations on Main StreetUpdated: Thursday, December 14 2017 11:41 AM EST2017-12-14 16:41:05 GMTKALISPELL- ScottiBelli's announces they're moving to a newly purchased location at 302 South Main street.  This is just two blocks from their current locationAccording to a release emailed to Montana newsrooms, KALISPELL- ScottiBelli's announces they're moving to a newly purchased location at 302 South Main street.  This is just two blocks from their current locationAccording to a release emailed to Montana newsrooms, What to do if you hit black ice while driving in winterWhat to do if you hit black ice while driving in winterUpdated: Friday, December 15 2017 12:53 PM EST2017-12-15 17:53:41 GMTLiving in Montana one of the many things you need to be on the lookout for is black ice. Living in Montana one of the many things you need to be on the lookout for is black ice. SWX Live StreamSWX Live StreamWatch live SWX events from your computerWatch live SWX events from your computer.Crime victim advocate announces support for HauckCrime victim advocate announces support for HauckMISSOULA- The re-hiring of Bobby Hauck as the head coach of the Montana Grizzlies is continuing to cause controversyEarlier this month, UM grad student and football fan Lisa Davey created a Change.org petition against Hauck’s hiring, saying he didn’t hold Griz players accountable during his first tenure and contributed to an atmosphere of sexual assaultDavey’s petition said, “Women are more important than winning.” More than 30 UM faculty members al...MISSOULA- The re-hiring of Bobby Hauck as the head coach of the Montana Grizzlies is continuing to cause controversyEarlier this month, UM grad student and football fan Lisa Davey created a Change.org petition against Hauck’s hiring, saying he didn’t hold Griz players accountable during his first tenure and contributed to an atmosphere of sexual assaultDavey’s petition said, “Women are more important than winning.” More than 30 UM faculty members al... var ds = new Worldnow.CustomizedBlock('DisplaySizeId24'); Worldnow.EventMan.event('displaysizeloaded',ds) if (Worldnow.EventMan) Worldnow.EventMan.event('WNCol4done');

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