MONTANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO SPONSOR PUBLIC MEETINGS CONCERNING NORTHWESTERN ENERGY’S ACQUISITION OF 11 DAMS, INCLUDING KERR DAM IN POLSON

The PSC will be holding a series of “public meetings” in the Matter of the Application of NorthWestern Energy for Hydro Assets Purchase. Additional meetings will be noticed and take place in the following weeks across Montana. Public meetings include:

Polson 05/06/14 Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Best Western KwaTaqNuk Resort, 49708 US Hwy 93 East

Superior 05/07/14 Wednesday 5:00p.m. Mineral County Courthouse, Commissioners Room, 300 River Street

Missoula 05/08/14 Thursday 5:00 p.m. Missoula City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine

Stevensville 05/09/14 Friday 12:00 p.m. North Valley Public Library, 208 Main Street

Hamilton 05/09/14 Friday 5:00 p.m. Bitterroot River Inn, 139 Bitterroot Plaza Drive

On September 26, 2013, NorthWestern Corporation executed a Purchase and Sale Agreement with PPL Montana, LLC to purchase its hydroelectric generating facilities in Montana. On December 20, 2013, NorthWestern filed its Application for Hydro Assets Purchase to purchase the Hebgen Lake storage reservoir and the following hydroelectric generating facilities:

• Madison Dam
• Hauser Dam
• Holter Dam
• Black Eagle Dam
• Rainbow Dam
• Cochrane Dam
• Thompson Falls Dam
• Mystic Dam
• Kerr Dam
• Morony Dam
• Ryan Dam

The meetings are for the purpose of receiving public comment for consideration by the Commission. The Montana Consumer Counsel and NorthWestern may be in attendance to present a short informational presentation and answer questions from the audience.

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