PPL Montana Community Fund announces $100,000 in grants to help strengthen communities
PPL Montana’s Community Fund will award a combined $100,000 in grants this spring to 15 nonprofit organizations across the state to support programs that help those in need, strengthen local communities and preserve the region’s rich heritage.
The new round of grants raises to more than $1.9 million the amount PPL Montana’s Community Fund has contributed to local organizations over the past nine years.
“At PPL Montana, we’re pleased to be able to give back in a way that strengthens the communities we call home,” said Lisa Perry, manager of Community Affairs for PPL Montana.
The Community Fund awards $100,000 in grants each spring and fall. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000 and support programs that improve the quality of life in the state. Grant recipients are selected by an advisory board that includes 18 individuals from the company and local communities.
Recipients are chosen from among dozens of grant applications. To read more, click here
PPL Montana to resume work on Hebgen Dam
PPL Montana is making preparations to resume major construction work for the season on the intake rehabilitation project at Hebgen Dam. In January, drilling crews resumed work on the post-tensioned multi-strand anchors behind the intake and are currently still working on that part of the project.
Snowpack in the mountains above Hebgen is slightly above normal at this time, and depending on weather conditions in the coming weeks, PPL Montana hopes to transfer river flow to the spillway and resume work on the intake in mid-May. This year will be a busy one on the project and the schedule, at this time, takes the project through the installation of the new gates. Early in 2015 all of the equipment and controls for the gates will be installed. Demolition of the cofferdam is planned for the spring of 2015 after which the rehabilitated intake will be fully operational.
PPL Montana supports Energy Share
Click here to learn more about PPL Montana's support for a program that helps low-income families pay their heating bills.
PPL Montana reaches agreement to sell hydroelectric facilities
PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) announced Thursday (9/26) that its PPL Montana, LLC subsidiary has reached an agreement to sell its hydroelectric facilities to NorthWestern Energy for $900 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments. Read more >>