‘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

Cricket News Asia Cup 2018: Indian cricket team’s home base shifted; venue changed

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Asia Cup 2018 is set to begin from September 15 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with six teams all slated to reach the UAE soon. However, the base venue of the Indian cricket team has been changed to Dubai, as per reports. Rohit Sharma-led team India will be the last team to arrive due to the fact that many players are still in England for the ongoing five-match Test series. India’s Asia Cup 2018 journey will start on September 18 against Hong Kong, followed by the big game against arch-rivals Pakistan on September 19. India’s matches will be played at the Dubai International Stadium while Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium is the other venue hosting the 2018 Asia Cup.ALSO READ: Eng vs Ind 5th Test, Day 2: Check full scorecard as hosts dominateEarlier, all the five teams were booked to stay at the InterContinental hotel but as per reports, team India’s booking has been shifted to the Grand Hyatt in Dubai. The Men in Blue will not be travelling during the Asia Cup at all and will be staying at the same hotel for the Super Four stage and the Final.ALSO READ: US Open: Naomi Osaka stuns Serena Williams to win first Grand SlamThe Asia Cup 2018 was initially being hosted by India, but with Pakistan not agreeing to play in India, the Asia Cricket Council (ACC) moved it to the UAE.Team India for Asia Cup 2018: Rohit Sharma(C), Shikhar Dhawan (VC), KL Rahul, AT Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Y Chahal, Akshar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur and Khaleel Ahmed last_img read more

Safe Homes, CountryMart and Sumner, Cowley Farm Bureaus give away 30 Thanksgiving meals

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments From Left: Safe Homes employees Merry Crain, Lindsay Wilson, Cami Austin, Jennifer Irwin and Donnie Grose; SH Board Member Kay Bradberry; Denise Middleton with Cowley County Farm Bureau; Patty Clark with Country Mart; Justina Metz with Sumner County Farm Bureau; SH advocate Lisa Pike; Brad Bryant with Cowley County Farm Bureau and SH Board Member Clayton Crawford.Submitted to Sumner Newscow — This year, Safe Homes, CountryMart and the Sumner and Cowley County Farm Bureaus are thankful for the opportunity to give 30 families a proper Thanksgiving meal for the holiday.This year, 30 Turkeys and grocery items for the full traditional Thanksgiving dinner were donated to Safe Homes clients in several communities across Sumner and Cowley Counties. This was made possible by the Cowley County Farm Bureau and Sumner County Farm Bureau, who worked in partnership with Country Mart and Safe Homes to ensure these 30 families had the necessary groceries to provide a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to their families.The menu included: turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, pumpkin pie and whipped cream. Safe Homes is thankful for this show of community support from Denise Middleton and Brad Bryant of Cowley County Farm Bureau, Justina Metz of Sumner County Farm Bureau, and Russell and Patty Clark of Country Mart, who have donated for the past five years for this effort to support Safe Homes clients.Safe Homes provides services for victims of domestic and sexual violence in south-central Kansas, allowing them to gain empowerment by increasing safety, decreasing isolation, and building skills in order to reach personal goals. If someone you know is a victim, let them know help is available by calling 620-221-HELP, our 24-hour crisis line.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more