Western Energy Company - Rosebud Mine
Western Energy Company - Rosebud Mine is a 25,000-acre surface mine complex located in the northern Powder River Basin near Colstrip, Montana, and the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Rosebud is a large operation with three active pits and supplies almost all of its current production to the four-unit 2,100 megawatt Colstrip Power Station that is adjacent to the mine and was specifically designed to burn Rosebud coal.
Coal is sold to the Colstrip Station under two long-term contracts. Colstrip is one of the region’s most cost-efficient and cleanest power plants, which should help it maintain a base-load position on the electricity dispatch curve, and ensure continued strong demand for Rosebud coal. The Rosebud Mine produces approximately ten to thirteen million tons per year.
|2011||Sentinels of Safety Award in the Large Surface Coal Group for Performance in 2011|
|2011||MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety, Large Surface Coal Group - No Lost Work Days|
|2011||MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety, Large Coal Processing Facility Group - No Lost Work Days|
|2005||Office of Surface Mining and Enforcement (OSM) - National Award for Excellence in Surface Mining|
|2002||Montana Recreation and Parks Association - Citation of Merit|
|U.S. Department of the Interior (OSM)
“Excellence in Surface Coal Mining & Reclamation Award”
|2006||Good Neighbor Award|