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Energy & Telecommunications Interim Committee June Update


Posted Date: 
June 4, 2012
Contact: 
Sonja Nowakowski, Committee Staff

Energy Committee Tours Energy Facilities & Reviews Legislative Proposals

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee blasted into Butte for a two-day meeting in May, touring a geothermal site, learning about power markets and portfolios, checking out natural gas-fired turbines, and taking in an underground mine education center.

Committee members also discussed several bill drafts. Members agreed to work on draft legislation in response to questions raised about rural electric cooperatives related to transparency, organization, and decision-making processes. Questions were brought to the committee following Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission's October 2011 decision to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Sonja Nowakowski | snowakowski@mt.gov | 406 444-3078