By Amanda Eggert 

Lewis & Clark power plant closing


Tim Evanson via Flickr

The Montana-Dakota Utilities Lewis & Clark power station on the Yellowstone River near Sidney.

March 29, 2021 -

A 44-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Sidney is slated to close at the end of the month as part of Montana-Dakota Utilities' pivot away from coal.

In addition to closing the Lewis & Clark Station in Sidney this week, the company is planning to retire two coal plants in Mandan, North Dakota, next March.

"Low-cost power available on the market, due to low-cost natural gas and increasing resources, as well as rising costs to operate these facilities, led to the decision to retire the coal plants," according to MDU's website.

MDU spokesman Mark Hanson told Montana Free Press the...

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