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First solar array?

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Energy Concepts Inc. passed two of three hurdles Wednesday night in its quest for approval to construct a solar array just north of Worthington.

Appearing before Nobles County’s Joint Jurisdictional Zoning Committee, and then bef…continue reading on dglobe.com

Bird causes power outage in Mitchell

August 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

A bird caught in a power line caused 465 customers to lose power Sunday in Mitchell.

Around 5:45 p.m., a largely residential area in southeast Mitchell lost power for about an hour.

Tom Glanzer, a spokesman for Northwestern Energy, said a b…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

PUC cuts its tax rate for utilities, telecoms

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — South Dakota’s tax rate on in-state gross receipts of utilities and telecommunications companies will be lower for the 2015 fiscal year that starts this summer on July 1.

The state Public Utilities Commission set the levy at 0.14 pe…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Then and now: one year after the ice storm

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — One year ago, residents in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa woke up to a disaster.

The sound of tree branches falling like rain broke the nighttime silence as ice covered the region. Power was lost in cities and farms across …continue reading on dglobe.com

Then and now: one year after the ice storm

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — One year ago, residents in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa woke up to a disaster.

The sound of tree branches falling like rain broke the nighttime silence as ice covered the region. Power was lost in cities and farms across …continue reading on dglobe.com

Power outage affects thousands in Mitchell

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Monday morning power outage left more than 5,500 NorthWestern Energy customers in Mitchell and nearby towns without electricity.

The length of the outage ranged depending on location, lasting up to more than an hour in one area of Mitchell and l…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

‘No mistakes were made’ at Killdeer Mountains: NDSU professor claims that historic value of power line path ignored on purpose

February 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Call it the second Battle of Killdeer Mountain – a clash between growing power needs associated with the oil boom and preservation of what one historian calls the Gettysburg of the Plains.
It’s a clash the power company, Basin Electric…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Straight through the golden nest: Biologists fear power line will disrupt eagles

February 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Biologists are concerned that a proposed power transmission line that would skirt the southern Killdeer Mountains in western North Dakota could disrupt nesting habitat for protected golden eagles.
A research biologist said the eagles aroun…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Power generated from Missouri River falls far below average

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Electric power generation from the Missouri River’s six upstream dams fell far below average in 2013, as water was kept in reservoirs to make up for a dry 2012, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The Corps, wh…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Three BH Power coal plants shutting down

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Rather than pay for environmental upgrades, Black Hills Power is shutting three of its coal-fired electricity generation plants.

The closure costs and the unrecovered investments in the plants will be submitted with the next round of ra…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com