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NorthWestern Energy offers Montana commercial customers energy-related training.  

Employees of most companies served with NorthWestern Energy electricity are eligible for training and workshop scholarships.  Check each listing for details.

2018 Training Opportunities: 

Building Operator Certification® (BOC) Training - See below for dates and locations
No matter where your building is located or what it is used for, there’s one powerful tool that will make it run more efficiently: operator education.

Building systems are complex and interdependent. To get the most out of them, operators must be able to see the big picture. The Building Operator Certification® (BOC) program teaches facilities personnel to understand these systems and bring them collectively to peak efficiency.

Independent research shows that BOC credential-holders consistently save money and energy in their facilities – up to $20,000 a year – thanks to energy conservation projects, air quality improvements and other initiatives. For specific examples, take a look at case studies featuring BOC graduates.  To learn more about the BOC program visit:

Ready to earn your BOC credential? We are offering classes to obtain your BOC credential with Level 1 training and to expand your BOC credential with Level 2 training. 

Level 1 - BILLINGS, MT
             Dates:  March 27, 28 & 29 and April 24, 25 & 26 and May 15 & 1
*  Level 2 - HELENA, MT
             Dates:  September 11, 12 & 13 and October 10 & 11 and November 13 & 14

Click here for detailed information on training and dates for the Level 1 and 2 BOC Training. 
Click here
 to register for BOC Level 1 or Level 2 training.
Scholarship:  Scholarships opportunities are available on an individual basis.  Recipients awarded scholarships will have the cost of registration ($1,400) waived. 

Best Lighting Retrofits Now and Future Impacts - May 17, 2018 in Billings, MT
This course has been significantly updated since it was last offered in Montana. Selecting the best value LED lighting is crucial since they may last a decade or more. Understand TLED types that operate with existing ballasts, direct line voltage and dedicated drivers. Learn why LED lightbars, fixture kits and new fixtures can often be a better choice. Learning how LED hibay performance and pricing have really improved. Several interior and exterior applications will be discussed. Often soft savings, Human Centric Lighting benefits, certifications and advanced financial tools are important for project approval. Various types of retrofits will have a big impact on cost effectiveness of future re-retrofits. When are basic controls cost effective? Are advanced lighting controls with Internet of Things ready for more than early adopters? Even if advanced controls are not utilized now, should adapters be included in the current retrofit? Find out questions to these questions and more. 

.7 Continued Education Units through Washington State University
Class size is limited to 25 attendees
Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Billings, MT
Registration fee: $139.00        Registration deadline: May 3, 2018
Scholarship:  Scholarships opportunities are available on an individual basis.  Recipients awarded scholarships will have the cost of registration ($139) waived. Use this code when registering: NWE
Click here to register.
To learn more about this training and an agenda click here > Best Lighting Retrofits Now and Future Impacts.

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