Montana state regulators will consider NorthWestern Energy’s proposed purchase in a greater share of the Colstrip coal fired power plant in mid December.
The Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) set a hearing date of Dec. 14 at its meeting on Aug. 25.
NorthWestern filed a motion on Aug. 14 to expedite the first hearing on its proposed 92-MGW acquisition in Colstrip unit 4 to November. Intervenors said that’s not enough time for discovery.
PSC staff’s suggested mid December hearing is before newly elected commissioners take their seats.