Survey markers are visible near a fence along Alkali Creek Road in site of the MTSUN solar farm project northwest of Billings.
CASEY PAGE, Billings Gazette
The Montana Civil Service Commission begins to unravel renewable energy policies ruled illegal by the state Supreme Court.
Last week, the commissioners established 20-year contracts for renewable energy projects that can receive favorable treatment under the Utilities Regulatory Policy Act. More often referred to as PURPA, the policy requires that alternative energy projects with a capacity of less than 80 megawatts receive favorable prices and contract terms from utilities. The PSC sets the conditions.
Previously, the court had ruled that the Montana PSC set the prices and duration of contracts at levels …
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