Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
NorthWestern Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
NorthWestern Corp.
Penalty: 
$765,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
December 20, 2010
Offense Group: 
miscellaneous offenses
Primary Offense: 
utility administrative violation
Violation Description: 

The Montana Public Service Commission approved a settlement with NorthWestern Corp. to recover $765,000 in fines the commission unanimously assessed against the utility in late 2008 concerning the PSC's finding that the utility repeatedly violated the "limited investment basket cap" provisions of its 2004 bankruptcy stipulation.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Montana Public Service Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Montana
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
South Dakota
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
utilities
Source of Data: 

NorthWestern settles $765,000 Mont. fine with promises to do R&D projects, SNL Electric Utility Report, December 20, 2010 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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