Category Archives: Utilities

GFPS continuing work to restore power at East Middle

East Middle School remains closed this week while the district works to repair power to the school. The school’s transformer, which is owned by the district, failed on Jan. 3 and requires service before service can be restored, according to GFPS. NorthWestern Energy crews are in contact with the school district so that service to East Middle School can be

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East Middle going remote for remainder of week due to power outage

East Middle School is going to remote learning through Jan. 7 due to a power outage at the school, according to Great Falls Public Schools. Superintendent Tom Moore told The Electric that district officials were notified on the morning of Jan. 3 that a primary electrical transformer at the school had failed, shutting down power to the entire building. GFPS

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City to consider $1.3 million contract for design for a sewer main river crossing

During their Jan. 4 meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding a $1.3 million professional services agreement to TD&H Engineering for work on a city lift station and force main. Staff is recommending approval of the agreement. Staff is proposing to hire TD&H to conduct topographic survey, geotechnical investigations, complete the project design, plan development, assemble bid packages, assist with bidding,

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City approves contract for tree removal to start water main, street reconstruction project

southwest street reconstruction

City Commissioners awarded a $68,743 contract to Doctor Lawn Landscape Services, Inc. to remove 12 boulevard trees in preparation of a street reconstruction project scheduled for the spring of 2022 on the southwest side. The tree removal is in preparation for a city project to replace seven blocks of water main this fall and reconstruct four blocks of the roadway in the

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DEQ issues permit for Calumet’s renewable energy project

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has issued a decision on the air quality permit and final environmental assessment for the proposed renewable diesel plant at the existing Calumet refinery property. The permit is for Montana Renewables Inc. and the analysis included the potential emissions from all equipment that will be operated at the renewable diesel plant to ensure the

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Calumet conducting response drill this week

Calumet Montana Refining will conduct its annual river spill response drill in coordination with Rapid Response Solutions August 10-August 12. This response readiness exercise is conducted annually and involves classroom training, land-based training and a deployment of booms in waterways in Fort Benton. Residents may become aware of drill activities and the presence of containment booms in the waterways. There

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Calumet adds jobs for conversion to renewable diesel

Calumet Montana’s conversion to renewable diesel has opened 12 full-time positions at the refinery. “These new positions are tangible signs of growth as a result of an in-progress energy transition project at the plant that is converting a portion of the facility to renewable feedstock processing. In the first half of next year, the renewable manufacturing business will be processing

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County pledging COVID relief dollars for water, sewer projects

The Cascade County Commission held a special meeting on July 21. Commissioners ratified the fire restrictions that were implemented earlier this month and voted to pledge matching COVID-19 relief funds for water and sewer projects that must first go through the state’s competitive grant process. Commissioner Joe Briggs said that the county received the first half of their American Rescue

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City to consider contract to replace water mains dating to 1892

During their July 6 meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding a $864,765 contract to Central Plumbing and Heating for a water main project. The project would replace about 760 lineal feet of 12-inch water main and 1,800 lineal feet of 4-, 6- and 8-inch water main on the southwest side of town. Water mains in this area of town were

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