May 27, 2024

NorthWestern Energy

26 Western Entities Signal Continued Support for Markets+
More than two dozen Western electricity sector entities sent a letter to SPP expressing support for the continued development of the RTO’s Markets+, which is competing for participants with CAISO’s Extended Day-Ahead Market. 
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FERC Sides with Wind Developer vs. NorthWestern
FERC granted in part, and dismissed in part, Ponderosa Power’s complaint against NorthWestern’s proposal to assign roughly $30 million in network upgrade costs to the wind farm developer.
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Montana Court Halts NorthWestern’s Plant Construction
A Montana court has invalidated an air quality permit and ordered a halt on construction of NorthWestern Energy’s planned methane plant.
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DC Circuit Upholds FERC on Montana PURPA Project
The D.C. Circuit upheld FERC's ruling certifying a Montana solar and storage project as a qualifying facility although it exceeded PURPA's 80-MW limit.
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USEA Panel Explores How to Cut CO2 as Electricity Demand Increases
The impact of growing power demand is a key problem in the drive to decarbonize U.S. electricity, said Robert Rowe, president of NorthWestern Energy.
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Nonprofits: NorthWestern’s Net-zero Goal Not Enough
Dozens of Montana organizations are demanding that NorthWestern Energy decarbonize by 2035, years ahead of its new midcentury target for net-zero emissions.
FERC Directs More Clarity in Order 864 Filings
FERC partly rejected Order 864 compliance filings by NorthWestern, Duke Energy and PacifiCorp regarding changes caused by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
FERC Rules in Three SPP Disputes
FERC ruled in three SPP dockets involving Tenaska, NorthWestern Energy and Nebraska Public Power District and Tri-State Generation and Transmission.
Implementation Underway for NWPP’s Western RA Market
NWPP took its first steps implementing its Western Resource Adequacy Program, allowing participants to submit resource data for a “nonbinding” phase.
Western EIM Sees Record Benefits in Q3
The Western Energy Imbalance Market racked up $301 million in benefits in the third quarter of 2021, surpassing or approaching yearly totals in 2019 and 2020.

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