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New Source of Electricity for Montana

Construction is beginning on NorthWestern Energy’s first new power plant in Montana since the “Dave Gates” plant went on-line near Anaconda in 2011.

In this time of energy uncertainty, this could be some very good news for Montanans who are worried about the risk of rolling blackouts when there isn’t enough energy to meet the high demands on the coldest nights and hottest days.

The new natural-gas fired power plant south of Laurel is being built to provide the kind of always-available, on-demand energy sources that NorthWestern Energy needs in order to add more renewable, variable resources like wind and solar energy

NorthWestern Energy’s Chief Operating Officer Brian Bird, and Vice President of Supply, John Hines will join our guest-host Taylor Brown, to bring us the details.

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