‘Save Colstrip’ bill will cost Montana consumers, PSC staff warns

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Billings Gazette:The Republicans’ play to bail out Colstrip will cost each NorthWestern Energy customer at least $721 and may not work, according to Montana Public Service Commission analysts. Analysts for the state’s commission of elected utility regulators laid out the costs Monday and recommended the PSC oppose the latest bill on Colstrip.At issue is Senate Bill 331, a bill by Billings Republican Sen. Tom Richmond that assures that if Colstrip closes early customers keep paying NorthWestern $407 million for the utility’s 2008 purchase of Colstrip Unit 4. Early closure is seeming more likely as the power plant’s other utility owners arrange to be financially ready to shutter Colstrip by 2027. The bill, which has NorthWestern’s backing, is being promoted by the Senate Republican caucus.“In the event that Colstrip Unit 4 were retired in 2027, the asset’s un-depreciated and remediation costs total $276 million. That amount would equate to a liability of approximately $721 per customer, based on the current number of NorthWestern customers,” analysts reported.That $721 cost per consumer could increase as other costs, such as environmental cleanup, are folded in the equation, according to staff.Analysts described the bill as a guarantee that NorthWestern would be paid back, not as legislation that would protect Colstrip from early closure. The risk associated with the power plant closing early would shift entirely to NorthWestern’s customers, staff said.The commission declined the advice and voted 3 to 1 to support SB 331, which was scheduled for a Tuesday hearing. Bozeman’s Roger Koopman, the only no vote, warned the commission wouldn’t be able to balance the interests of customers and NorthWestern if SB 331 passed.More: ‘Save Colstrip’ bill could cost each NorthWestern customer at least $721 ‘Save Colstrip’ bill will cost Montana consumers, PSC staff warnslast_img read more

FAI voices support for Keane

first_img Twitter Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Ella Larkin, age 10, from Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE An ambulance was also called to the scene, but it is not clear whether someone was assessed at the hotel or if they required further treatment. “Gardai are investigating an incident which occurred at a hotel in Portmarnock in the late afternoon,” the Garda spokesman said. No arrest was made and the spokesman said no complaint has been made. The Ireland squad is due to fly out of Dublin on Thursday afternoon for Glasgow, where they face Scotland in vital Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday evening. Martin O’Neill’s men are currently joint top of Group D after taking seven of the first nine points available to them. O’Neill and number two Keane celebrated a year in charge of the Ireland team earlier this month. SPORTSFILE Previous Next Keane and Wolves manager Mick McCarthy bury the hatchet after Keane's much-publicised walk-out from the Republic of Ireland World Cup squad in 2002 Keane is restrained by team-mates after Jason McAteer taunted him about his book Facebook “The manager, Martin O’Neill and the FAI are fully aware of the circumstances surrounding this event, and the Assistant Manager has their full support.” A Garda spokesman confirmed officers received reports of an incident at a hotel in north Dublin. The incident occurred at 3.30pm. Alex Ferguson steps in after Keane refused to shake Niall Quinn's hand after being sent off during a Manchester United v Sunderland Premiership match Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Amber O’Halloran, age 5, from Booterstown, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, left, and assistant manager Roy Keane with Eoin Conroy, 8 weeks old, from Castleknock, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE SPORTSFILE Whatsapp Email Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Amber O'Halloran, age 5, from Booterstown, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Keane has a word with Alf Inge Haaland; in his autobiography Keane admitted he deliberately injured the Manchester City player Roy Keane shakes Niall Quinn's hand after he was unveiled as Sunderland's new manager but the relationship was not always so harmonious Keane is restrained by team-mates after Jason McAteer taunted him about his book Alex Ferguson steps in after Keane refused to shake Niall Quinn’s hand after being sent off during a Manchester United v Sunderland Premiership match Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Alex O'Keeffe, age 6, from Tallaght, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Roy Keane shakes Niall Quinn’s hand after he was unveiled as Sunderland’s new manager but the relationship was not always so harmonious Twitter Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, left, and assistant manager Roy Keane with Eoin Conroy, 8 weeks old, from Castleknock, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE 1/5 Keane and Wolves manager Mick McCarthy bury the hatchet after Keane's much-publicised walk-out from the Republic of Ireland World Cup squad in 2002 The Football Association of Ireland has voiced its support for assistant Republic of Ireland manager Roy Keane amid allegations that he was involved in an altercation at the team hotel. Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Amber O'Halloran, age 5, from Booterstown, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Amber O'Halloran, age 5, from Booterstown, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Keane has a word with Alf Inge Haaland; in his autobiography Keane admitted he deliberately injured the Manchester City player Previous Next Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Amber O’Halloran, age 5, from Booterstown, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Ella Larkin, age 10, from Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Alex O'Keeffe, age 6, from Tallaght, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, left, and assistant manager Roy Keane with Eoin Conroy, 8 weeks old, from Castleknock, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Alex Ferguson steps in after Keane refused to shake Niall Quinn's hand after being sent off during a Manchester United v Sunderland Premiership match SPORTSFILE Email Whatsapp Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, left, and assistant manager Roy Keane with Eoin Conroy, 8 weeks old, from Castleknock, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Karol Cearnowska, 9 months old, and her father Batiex, from Co. Fermoy, Co. Cork, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Close Close Facebook Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Amber O'Halloran, age 5, from Booterstown, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Roy Keane shakes Niall Quinn’s hand after he was unveiled as Sunderland’s new manager but the relationship was not always so harmonious Keane and Wolves manager Mick McCarthy bury the hatchet after Keane’s much-publicised walk-out from the Republic of Ireland World Cup squad in 2002 Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Ella Larkin, age 10, from Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, left, and assistant manager Roy Keane with Eoin Conroy, 8 weeks old, from Castleknock, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE The FAI issued a statement late on Wednesday night after reports circulated after Gardai had been called to the team hotel in Portmarnock earlier in the day. The statement said: “Following inaccurate media reports which refer to an incident involving a member of the public this evening at the Republic of Ireland team hotel, we wish to clarify that Roy Keane called the Gardai following the incident. Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Ella Larkin, age 10, from Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Ella Larkin, age 10, from Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Roy Keane shakes Niall Quinn's hand after he was unveiled as Sunderland's new manager but the relationship was not always so harmonious Keane is restrained by team-mates after Jason McAteer taunted him about his book Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Ella Larkin, age 10, from Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Karol Cearnowska, 9 months old, and her father Batiex, from Co. Fermoy, Co. Cork, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Karol Cearnowska, 9 months old, and her father Batiex, from Co. Fermoy, Co. Cork, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE slide 1 of 5 Keane has a word with Alf Inge Haaland; in his autobiography Keane admitted he deliberately injured the Manchester City player 1/7 SPORTSFILE SPORTSFILE SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Alex O’Keeffe, age 6, from Tallaght, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE slide 1 of 7 Roy Keane shakes Niall Quinn’s hand after he was unveiled as Sunderland’s new manager but the relationship was not always so harmonious Press Associationlast_img read more