A proposal to remove dams along the lower Snake River in Idaho has been presented to the U.S. Congress to preserve the native salmon population but has been met with opposition across the Pacific Northwest. Montana Electric Cooperatives’ CEO Gary Wiens argued recently on Voices of Montana this would be counterproductive to meeting carbon-free ...
Voices of Montana Live From the NRECA 2022 PowerXchange Part 1
Thousands of rural electric cooperatives are meeting in Nashville this week to discuss the current challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and it’s a Montanan leading them. Join us for the discussion with Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association CEO Gary Wiens, Wyoming Rural Electric Cooperatives’ Association E...
Energy CO-OP CEO Points Declining Salmon Numbers To Climate Change
In an ongoing debate along the lower Snake River concerning breaking up its dams to save the dwindling Salmon population at the cost of a major energy supplier. Montana Electric Cooperatives Association CEO Gary Wiens says another environmental factor is affecting the Salmon.
Electric CO-OP CEO Highlights Potential Of Hydropower During Extreme Weather
Extreme cold spells like the one Montana is currently experiencing can make carbon-free energy generation difficult with options like wind and solar. Montana Electric Cooperatives Association CEO Gary Wiens recently highlighted benefits of hydropower from dams like the lower Snake River during this time of year.