Montana man lives off the grid using wind and solar power

can people cut the cord and live off of Montana’s natural resources for some it’s a dream for others a reality tonight MTN’s John Amy introduces us to a man who’s been living off-grid for more than 20 years living off-grid may sound as primitive as can be but crisp Orton will tell you there […]

Judge sides with solar companies in Montana suit

A STATE DISTRICT JUDGE HAS SIDED WITH SOLAR ENERGY ADVOCATES IN THEIR LAWSUIT AGAINST MONTANA’S PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. THE SUIT ACCUSES THE PSC OF ILLEGALLY UNDERCUTTING DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL COMMERCIAL SOLAR PROJECTS. IN HIS RULING THIS WEEK, DISTRICT JUDGE JAMES MANLEY RULED THE P-S-C MADE “ARBITRARY AND UNREASONABLE” DECISIONS – THAT SPIKED NUMEROUS MONTANA SOLAR […]

Consumers blast NW Energy’s proposed rate change for rooftop solar systems.

well state regulators are close to wrapping up a two-week hearing on Northwestern Energy’s electric rate case before the Public Service Commission over the past few days however the focus wasn’t on general rates but rather on how northwestern wants to treat rooftop solar customers right now those customers use the excess power they generate […]

District judge sides with solar energy advocates in lawsuit against Montana PSC

a state district judge has sided with solar energy advocates in a lawsuit it accuses the Montana Public Service Commission of illegally undercutting development of small commercial solar projects District Judge James manly ruled this week that the PSC made arbitrary and unreasonable decisions that meant new solar energy development wouldn’t be economically viable the […]

Bill to encourage NorthWestern Energy to buy more Colstrip power gets new life

Western Energy is asking state regulators to approve an electric rate increase of thirty five million dollars for its three hundred sixty thousand customers in Montana yesterday we looked at how the cost of the Colstrip power plant has become a contentious part of the rate case today in the second of a two-part series […]

Consumers blast NW Energy’s proposed rate change for rooftop solar systems

state regulators are close to wrapping up a two-week hearing on Northwestern Energy’s electric rate case before the Public Service Commission on Wednesday and Thursday however the focus wasn’t on general rates but rather on how northwestern wants to treat rooftop solar customers intense Mike Dennison has the details on the solar power aspect and […]