Black Hill requests proposals to add to Montana portfolio of energy resources Black Hills Power is requesting proposals to add to its portfolio of energy resources for its Montana customers with a qualifying renewable energy project. Black Hills Power serves approximately 30 rural residential and commercial/industrial customers in southeastern Montana.
Black Hills Energy receives regulatory approval to increase revenues Black Hills Corp. subsidiary Black Hills Energy received approval from the Colorado Public Utilities Commission for an estimated $3M per year in additional revenue, effective Jan. 1, 2015. The new rates provide a return on additional capital investments made in 2012 and 2013 totaling $54M by the utility to maintain and enhance its electrical service infrastructure since the last rate case, in 2012. Those investments include the 29-megawatt Busch Ranch Wind Farm south of Pueblo, in operation since October 2012. The new natural gas-fired turbine at the company's Pueblo Airport Generating Station will replace the coal-fired W.N. Clark power plant. The new turbine is expected to begin commercial operation in early 2017.