In a Surprise Announcement, Colstrip Units 1 and 2 to Close by Year-End

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 23:29:40 +0000

Talen Montana—part-owner and operator of the Colstrip Steam Electric Station—announced that Units 1 and 2 at the coal-fired power plant will be retired by year-end, well ahead of a previously announced July 2022 closure date. “The decision to retire Colstrip Units 1 and 2 comes after extensive review and exhaustive efforts over the last few […]

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Westmoreland Coal Emerges From Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2019 16:56:56 +0000

Westmoreland Coal Company, the nation’s largest independent coal producer, announced March 15 that it has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will operate as a new, privately held company. The company, headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, near Denver, said its assets, including three mines in Montana, are now owned and operated by Westmoreland Mining LLC, a […]

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Colstrip Power Plant Threatened by Westmoreland Bankruptcy

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 19:40:29 +0000

The Colstrip Power Plant, a four-unit, 2,094-MW coal-fired station located about 100 miles east of Billings, Montana, could see its coal supply contract nullified as a result of Westmoreland Coal Co.’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Westmoreland operates the 25,000-acre Rosebud coal mine, among others. Rosebud is adjacent to the Colstrip plant and supplies almost all […]

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Nation’s Oldest Independent Coal Producer Files Bankruptcy

Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. on October 9 said it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with the company reporting more than $1.4 billion in debt. The company in its annual financial report in April of this year said it was considering bankruptcy in an effort to protect it from creditors. Westmoreland, which has operated for […]

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