Bob Rowe http://kufm.org en Northwestern Energy CEO says dams purchase ultimately good for consumers http://kufm.org/post/northwestern-energy-ceo-says-dams-purchase-ultimately-good-consumers <p>Northwestern Energy announced last fall it wants to purchase eleven hydroelectric dams from PPL Montana.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It's now in the process of proving to regulators that the $900-million-dollar deal is in the best interest of consumers.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Northwestern is the state's largest electricity provider.</p><p> C.E.O Bob Rowe was in Missoula today and stopped by Montana Public Radio's studio to talk with Edward O'Brien about the deal.</p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:21:08 +0000 Edward O'Brien 14384 at http://kufm.org Northwestern Energy CEO says dams purchase ultimately good for consumers NorthWestern details PPL Dam purchase proposal to lawmakers http://kufm.org/post/northwestern-details-ppl-dam-purchase-proposal-lawmakers <p>NorthWestern Energy continues to work on plans to purchase 11 hydroelectric dams from PPL Montana.</p><p>The approximately $900 million dollar deal will have to be approved by the state Public Service Commission.</p><p>Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce says&nbsp;NorthWestern updated members of the Montana Legislature on their plans.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:05:21 +0000 Dan Boyce 10866 at http://kufm.org What NorthWestern’s major infrastructure upgrade project means for utility rates http://kufm.org/post/what-northwestern-s-major-infrastructure-upgrade-project-means-utility-rates <p></p><p style="line-height: 24px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 1.625em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(55, 55, 55);">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>NorthWestern Energy is rolling out the major phase of a seven-year, $375 million infrastructure upgrade project this year, and it has already led to an increase in some utility rates with more potentially on the way.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 18:13:50 +0000 Dan Boyce 2020 at http://kufm.org What NorthWestern’s major infrastructure upgrade project means for utility rates