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IEEFA Analysis: Financial Condition of Montana’s Colstrip 1 and 2 Worse Than Previously Known

IEEFA Analysis: Financial Condition of Montana’s Colstrip 1 and 2 Worse Than Previously Known

Costs to Ratepayers Stand to Increase if Puget Sound Keeps Two Coal-Fired Plants Alive

In testimony today to the state Utilities and Transportation Commission in Olympia, Wash., we are presenting fresh analyses that shows how two coal-fired electricity generators in Montana co-owned by Puget Sound Energy are worse investments  than previously known. Over the past several months, IEEFA has documented how Colstrip 1 and 2 have become an increasingly […]

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Former, current owners take fight over Montana’s troubled Colstrip coal plant to court

KPAX.com: Pennsylvania-based PPL Corp. filed its own lawsuit Friday in a legal dispute with the Colstrip power-plant operator over $733 million in proceeds from the 2014 sale of a dozen Montana hydroelectric dams. Talen Energy, which operates the four coal-fired power plants in Colstrip in southeast Montana, sued PPL in state District Court in late […]

December 3, 2018 Read More →

Emissions force Talen to take Colstrip coal units offline

Billings Gazette: 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, The Billings Gazette has learned. Talen Energy, which operates the plant, is trying to dispel rumors that newer portions of the four-generator power plant have […]

July 25, 2018 Read More →

Colstrip Operator Talen Energy Wants Out

From KTVQ Helena: The operator of the four coal-fired power plants at Colstrip told plant owners Monday it plans to exit as operator within two years, MTN News has learned. State Sens. Jim Keane and Duane Ankney confirmed Monday they’d been told Talen Energy of Allentown, Pa., informed the plants’ utility owners that it no […]

May 24, 2016 Read More →
IEEFA Analysis: Financial Condition of Montana’s Colstrip 1 and 2 Worse Than Previously Known

IEEFA Analysis: Financial Condition of Montana’s Colstrip 1 and 2 Worse Than Previously Known

Costs to Ratepayers Stand to Increase if Puget Sound Keeps Two Coal-Fired Plants Alive

In testimony today to the state Utilities and Transportation Commission in Olympia, Wash., we are presenting fresh analyses that shows how two coal-fired electricity generators in Montana co-owned by Puget Sound Energy are worse investments  than previously known. Over the past several months, IEEFA has documented how Colstrip 1 and 2 have become an increasingly […]

IEEFA Analysis of Colstrip 1 and 2 Finds Outlook for Two Coal-Fired Electricity Plants in Montana Worse Than Previously Known


Testimony to the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission on an
‘Increasingly Perilous Proposition for Puget Sound Energy and Its Customers’


OLYMPIA, Wash, March 3, 2016 (IEEFA) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis is presenting testimony to the state Utilities and Transportation today that shows how two aging coal-fired electricity generators co-owned by Puget Sound Energy in Montana are worse investments than previously known. The testimony, by IEEFA Director of Resource Planning Analysis David […]

March 4, 2016 Read More →