Buy or build NorthWestern wants new power plant
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NorthWestern Energy says its best option for supplying power to its customers over the next 20 years is to buy or build another natural gas-fired power plant so it can rely less on contracts with PPL Montana.
NorthWestern filed its biennial electric supply plan with the s tate Publ ic Service Commission last week. The plan continues the company's efforts to rebuild itself as a utility that owns power generation, rather than a company that distributes electricity purchased from others at market prices.
NorthWestern's plan also calls for adding 50 to 75 megawat ts of wind power and increasi...