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July 27, 2013
ND company takes aim at gas flaring
WILLISTON -- Natural gas that would be wasted at a well site here is instead being converted to electricity and delivering power into the electrical...
July 27, 2013 - 12:00am
State leaders back coal, oppose Obama's speech
If there really is a war on coal, as some suggest, then North Dakota's governor and senior senator are on the front lines. Continuing his opposition to President Barack Obama's speech outlining his administration's climate change strategy, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., released a joint...
June 27, 2013 - 12:00am
May 17, 2013
Utilities, cooperatives prompted to boost capacity
BISMARCK -- Ample supplies of natural gas, and sharp increases in demand for electricity in North Dakota's Oil Patch, have prompted utilities and cooperatives to boost capacity. Basin Electric Power Cooperative will build six 5-megawatt gas peaking plants for a total of 270 megawatts...
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
Xcel Energy plans natural gas-fired plants near Fargo
FARGO -- Xcel Energy is proposing two new natural gas-fired power plants 70 miles south of here to meet electricity needs at times of peak demand. If approved by regulators, the two units, each capable of generating up to 215 megawatts of electricity, would be built near Hankinson...
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
May 4, 2013
Wind energy revival: Projects proposed for 2013 would up ND's capacity 41 percent
The extension of a key federal subsidy late last year has helped revive interest in developing new wind energy projects in North Dakota, based on documents filed with state regulators. So far, five companies have filed letters of intent with the state's Public Service Commission,...
May 4, 2013 - 12:00am
July 12, 2012
Electric rates not falling along with fuel costs
NEW YORK (AP) -- A plunge in the price of natural gas has made it cheaper for utilities to produce electricity. But the savings aren't translating to lower rates for customers. Instead, U.S. electricity prices are going up. Electricity prices are forecast to rise slightly this summer....
July 12, 2012 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
North Dakota regulators bow out of tribal electric dispute
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota regulators concluded Thursday that they lack authority to intervene in a dispute about which of two utilities will supply electricity to a tribal casino on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. The Public Service Commission's decision may have broader...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
US coal use falling fast; utilities switch to gas
NEW YORK (AP) -- America is shoveling coal to the sidelines. The fuel that powered the U.S. from the industrial revolution into the iPhone era...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
January 18, 2012
SD wind project limited by lack of power lines
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- North Dakota is expected to add hundreds of megawatts of wind energy this year, while development has slowed to a near...
January 18, 2012 - 12:00am
December 29, 2011
Coal groups paying $500K for lawsuit
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota utilities and coal interests agreed to pay up to $500,000 of the state's cost in challenging a Minnesota law that restricts imports of coal-generated electricity, but the state will still bear the brunt of the expense, documents show. North Dakota has...
December 29, 2011 - 12:00am
December 17, 2011
Plug it in, plug it in: North Dakota sees increase in electricity use
More western North Dakota residents are plugging in, and it doesn't seem like it is going to slow down. "In remote areas, electric heat gets...
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
November 11, 2011
Basin Electric plans line in western ND oil patch
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A big player in North Dakota's coal country is moving into the state's oil patch. Bismarck-based Basin Electric Power Cooperative owns two coal-fired power plants. Basin plans to build a 190-mile electrical transmission line to fuel a growing demand for power...
November 11, 2011 - 7:36am
April 7, 2010
Repair crews await orders after massive outages
Press Photo by Beth Wischmeyer Chad Laurich, Lucas Pawlosky and Matt Kober, all of Michigan and employees with Great Lakes Line Builders, Inc.,...
April 7, 2010 - 12:00am
April 2, 2010
Letter: U.S. needs a cap on carbon
With Congress delaying action, North Dakota desperately needs its delegation to step forward with a solution that will give our state the opportunity to thrive while helping solve the problem of climate change. With its world-class wind energy resource, North Dakota is well positioned...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am
February 26, 2009
Issues with a transmission line left communities in southwestern North Dakota including Mott, New England and Regent without power Tuesday night. Jack Zettel, the electric superintendent with Montana-Dakota Utilities, said the power was out from 9:40 p.m. until around midnight. Crews...
February 26, 2009 - 11:34pm