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Bob Glanzer Generating Station

Our new Bob Glanzer Generating Station is helping us move toward our clean energy future.

Tim MacDonald Honored for Life-Saving Actions NorthWestern Energy employee receives MEA Life Sustaining Award

Date: Jun 13, 2024
Type: News
Tim MacDonald, a three-year employee with NorthWestern Energy, with the MEA Energy Association Life Sustaining Award for the heroic actions he made to save the life of 82-year-old George Piper.

NorthWestern Energy donates, installs light poles at Laurel Dodgers stadium

Date: Jun 7, 2024
Games at the Laurel Dodgers American Legion stadium can be played under the lights again, thanks to equipment, material and labor donations. NorthWestern Energy donated new light poles, removed the old lights and provided the equipment and labor for installation.

NorthWestern Energy upgrading Black Eagle Dam spillway

Date: May 22, 2024
NorthWestern Energy is launching a major project to upgrade the spillway of our Black Eagle Dam on the Missouri River, enhancing the safety and reliability of the hydroelectric facility.

NorthWestern Energy will donate $7,500 for Missoula Children’s Theatre LED lighting upgrade project

Date: May 14, 2024
Type: News

NorthWestern Energy customers in Moore, rural Stanford, Geyser and Utica areas will have extended power outages

Date: May 8, 2024
Type: News

NorthWestern Energy customers in Monarch, Neihart and White Sulphur Springs areas will have extended power outages

Date: May 8, 2024
Type: News

NorthWestern Energy challenging federal short-sighted rules to keep energy service reliable for our Montana customers

Date: May 3, 2024
Type: News
When a switch is flipped, the power comes on. Power bills are reasonable. Power generation is as clean as possible. That’s what NorthWestern Energy’s Montana customers tell us they want. We listen. The Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t.

Planned power outage for some west Helena area customers will be rescheduled

Date: Apr 29, 2024
A planned power outage for some west Helena area NorthWestern Energy customers required for substation upgrade work will be rescheduled. NorthWestern Energy customers who will be affected by the outage will be notified with an automated phone message.

New EPA rules for the power industry put reliable, affordable energy at risk

Date: Apr 25, 2024
The new Environmental Protection Agency rules for the power industry put reliable, affordable energy at risk, including for NorthWestern Energy’s customers.

NorthWestern Reports First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

Date: Apr 25, 2024
Type: News
Company reports GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.06 for the quarter; affirms 2024 earnings guidance and $500 million capital investment plan; and announces a $0.65 per share quarterly dividend payable June 28, 2024

NorthWestern Energy substation work requires planned power outage April 29 for some west Helena area customers

Date: Apr 24, 2024
NorthWestern Energy substation upgrade work requires a planned power outage for some west Helena area NorthWestern Energy electric customers from 11 p.m. Monday, April 29 to 4 a.m. Tuesday, April 30.

NorthWestern Energy delivering renewable natural gas to customers in Brookings area

Date: Apr 22, 2024
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy’s natural gas system is now delivering renewable natural gas to homes, businesses and manufacturers in the Brookings area. NorthWestern Energy will accept about 700,000 dekatherms annually of renewable natural gas originating from area dairy operations at a new interconnect facility north of Brookings.

NorthWestern Energy employees pitch in for National Volunteer Week

Date: Apr 18, 2024
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy employees are planting trees, working at food banks, cleaning up trash and more during National Volunteer Week, April 21-27. NorthWestern Energy will make donations to the organizations employees are volunteering with in recognition of their work.

NorthWestern Energy’s Hydroelectric Operations Balance Reliability, Affordability and Sustainability

Date: Apr 16, 2024
Type: News
Hydropower generation is a clean energy source derived from Montana’s river systems with many benefits to customers.

NorthWestern to Host First Quarter 2024 Financial Results Webinar and Notice of Virtual Annual Stockholders Meeting

Date: Apr 9, 2024
Type: News
Category: Investors
NorthWestern Energy Group, Inc. d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE) will host an investor webinar on Friday, April 26, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern to review its financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2024. The Company also plans to issue a news release detailing its financial results the evening of Thursday, April 25, 2024.

NorthWestern Energy invites you to ‘Make a Basket, Make a Difference’ at the Great Falls Home & Garden Show for NeighborWorks Great Falls and Emilie Center

Date: Apr 5, 2024
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy invites Great Falls Home & Garden Show attendees to play pop-a-shot basketball and raise money for two Great Falls organizations. NorthWestern Energy will donate $1 to NeighborWorks Great Falls or Emilie Center for every basket made by attendees at our booth at the show.

NorthWestern Energy major sponsor of 2024 Montana Folk Festival in Butte

Date: Mar 27, 2024
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy is a major sponsor of the 2024 Montana Folk Festival that will take place in Butte, Montana July 12-14.

Recent snow improves conditions Madison Valley, Snowpack remains below the 30-year median

Date: Mar 18, 2024
Type: News
Recent snowstorms in the Madison Valley brought area snowpack levels to 83% of the 30-year median level. The new moisture means the water situation is trending in the right direction, although additional above-normal snow fall this spring is needed to catch up to the 30-year median snow water equivalent numbers.

Providing reliable energy to customers 24/7

Date: Mar 5, 2024
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy (NorthWestern) is committed to providing their customers reliable energy 24 hours a day, seven days a week. NorthWestern manages a balanced energy mix that keeps the lights on, no matter the weather. Approximately 58% of NorthWestern’s owned and contracted energy supply is carbon-free, markedly better than the national average of 40% in 2022 ( table 7.2b). Since 2011, NorthWestern has added 954 megawatts of owned and long-term contracted energy resources to its Montana generation portfolio, all of which are carbon free (wind, hydro or solar). When the wind isn’t blowing, or the sun isn’t shining, NorthWestern must have energy generation options to provide power to customers.

NorthWestern Energy raises scam awareness during National Consumer Protection Week

Date: Mar 5, 2024
This week, NorthWestern Energy is joining Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) in supporting the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) annual National Consumer Protection Week, along with more than 100 federal, state, and local agencies; consumer groups; and national advocacy organizations. As a member of UUAS, NorthWestern Energy is working with partners, including the FTC, to inform customers about scams and to support initiatives to combat scammers.