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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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Officials question plan for bankrupt co-op

By Richard Ecke

Great Falls Tribune

A reorganization plan and disclosure statement for the city of Great Falls’ bankrupt wholesale electricity supplier covered 165 pages.

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Plan filed to save bankrupt power co-op

By Claire Johnson

Billings Gazette

A reorganization plan for the bankrupt Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative calls for keeping the co-op together, restructuring its debt and signing a new long-term power contract at reasonable rates that would allow repayment of creditors.

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Is electricity a "good" under the Bankruptcy Code.

By Jennifer Wertz

A question of whether electricity qualifies as a "good" under the Bankruptcy Code arises in the Southern Montana case.
 
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Electric deregulation story continues

By Ken Toole published in the Great Falls Tribune

Like a bad horror movie, the story of electric deregulation continues.

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PPL may sell Montana dams, power plants

by Richard Ecke Tribune Staff Writer

A potential sale of PPL Montana’s dams and its share of coal-fired power from Colstrip and Billings has several officials keeping their eyes open but their mouths mostly closed. 

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