UPDATED: Montana Avista Sale OK Includes Colstrip Protections July 12, 2018By Tom KlecknerThe Montana PSC’s order approving Hydro One’s acquisition of Avista includes several conditions designed to prevent the early closure of the Colstrip plant. | Talen Energy Tell us who you are,get 2 free articles each month. What do you want to know?Want a free trial instead? Click here.Already convinced? View pricing and plans.Already a subscriber? Log in here. Additional news on this topic:Puget Sound Energy, Talen Agree to Close Colstrip UnitsPuget Sound Energy and Talen Energy reached an agreement with environmentalists to shut down two units at the coal-fired Colstrip power plant by 2022.FERC Declares Montana QF Requirements IllegalFERC found that the Montana Public Service Commission violated PURPA by requiring that qualifying facilities have PPAs and interconnection agreements with utilities to form a legally enforceable obligation.FERC Won’t Act on Montana Regulators in PURPA DisputeFERC rejected Vote Solar’s request that the commission reconsider its decision not to enforce the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act against Montana regulators.