Senator Walsh wrote to the Montana Public Service Commission urging approval of the sale of Montana’s hydroelectric dams from PPL Montana to NorthWestern Energy.

“These dams are a rich part of Montana's heritage and economy,” Walsh wrote. “The facilities have many decades of operational life ahead, offering a long-term, clean, carbon-free, and reliable generation asset for Montana consumers.  I urge the Commission to consider these attributes as you deliberate this proposal.”

Selling the dams to NorthWestern would return the hydroelectric plants to the hands of a Montana-controlled company and sustain the high-quality union jobs in the region.