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Yellowstone Valley Electric Co-op members get annual update

By Clair Johnson

Billings Gazette

If everything goes as hoped, the Yellowstone Valley Electric Co-operative will leave its bankrupt wholesale power supplier and join a new supplier “well positioned for the future,” Brandon Wittman, YVEC’s general manager, told members Tuesday.
 

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Critics chafe at commission: Officials targeted for vanishing to meet

By Richard Ecke

Great Falls Tribune

Several frequent spectators have criticized Great Falls city commissioners for disappearing into rooms at the Civic Center following the last two Electric City Power Board meetings on Feb. 4 and March 4.

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Southern trustee files for protective order, Beartooth Electric Coop. opposes

By Eleanor Guerrero
CCN Reporter for the Stillwater County News

City may be off hook for power plant expenses

Electric City Power Board Chairman Bob Jones  provided information that, under a reorganization plan proposed by a bankruptcy trustee, the city would not be responsible for any operating or maintenance costs for the Highwood Generating Station east of Great Falls, or for any of the debt incurred to build the plant. 

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City raps trustee for secrecy move

By Richard Ecke

Great Falls Tribune

After writing what some critics contended was a vague reorganization plan, a trustee for a bankrupt power provider in Billings indicated he is willing provide more information — so long as many of the details are not released to the public.

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Bankruptcy plan leaves BEC hanging

By Eleanor Guerrero


SME Reorganization plan short on facts

By Travis Kavulla, Public Service Commissioner

Great Falls Tribune Guest Opinion

GREAT FALLS — What is clear about the plan is that ratepayers will remain on the hook for SME’s mismanagement and banks’ risky lending well into the future.

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Beartooth Co-op trustees describe bankruptcy plan as ‘totally inadequate’

By Linda Halstead-Acharya

Billings Gazette

RED LODGE — Trustees for Beartooth Electric Cooperative were unanimous in stating their frustration with the bankruptcy plan put forth a week ago for Southern Montana Electric, the umbrella cooperative that contracts for their power.

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Beartooth receives proposed bankruptcy plan

By Eleanor Guerrero

Carbon County News

BEC board feels questions remain after the Reorganization Plan for Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Co-op was filed Friday in U.S. bankruptcy court. The board meets tomorrow in Red Lodge.

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Bankrupt electric co-op files reorganization plan

Helena Independent Record

The trustee for the bankrupt Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative has filed a reorganization plan that calls for keeping the electricity wholesaler together by restructuring its debt and holding on to a 40-megawatt power plant near Great Falls.

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