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Hebgen Dam flow increasing May 26 to enhance Madison River trout spawning gravel
Date:May 19, 2023
Hebgen Dam outflows will gradually increase over several days to coincide with peak runoff in the West Fork Madison River and other tributary streams.
The flow release increase is planned to begin May 26 and will continue through the end of May. River recreationists should be aware of the changing conditions and take appropriate precautions.
NorthWestern Energy requests lower rates for Townsend propane customers
Date:May 4, 2023
NorthWestern Energy has filed for an interim decreased supply rate for our approximately 600 Townsend customers with the Montana Public Service Commission.
If approved by the Montana PSC, the decrease for a typical residential customer using 55 therms per month will be on average $15.68 per month in the summer months, $9.04 per month in the winter months and $4.10 per month in the spring months.
2023 Integrated Resource Plan identifies risk of overreliance on uncertain energy market for NorthWestern Energy’s Montana customers
Date:May 1, 2023
The major risk identified for NorthWestern Energy’s Montana customers in the 2023 electric Integrated Resource Plan, continues to be an overreliance on an uncertain energy market to meet peak energy demand.
With traditional generation resources, such as coal plants, being retired across the West, the risk continues to increase that the energy market may not have enough electricity available when it is needed the most to meet our Montana customers’ peak energy demands.
NorthWestern Energy Announces Election of Sherina Maye Edwards to the Board of Directors
Date:Apr 28, 2023
NorthWestern Energy today announced that Sherina Maye Edwards has been elected by the company's shareholders to the Board of Directors, bringing extensive regulatory, legal, utility infrastructure and executive experience to the independent board.
The facts are without action, reliable energy service in Montana is at risk
Date:Apr 26, 2023
Our plans are years in the making to mitigate the risk our Montana customers face. The fact is Montana should increase our energy independence, with more generation resources in the state dedicated to serve Montanans and end the grip of out-of-state energy policies.
NorthWestern Energy donating $2,800 to Black Eagle Park in honor of employees’ volunteer work
Date:Apr 6, 2023
NorthWestern Energy will donate $2,800 to the Black Eagle Park in recognition of more than two dozen NorthWestern Energy employees who volunteered in early March to do sod work, clean up trash and do other spring clean-up work.
Hauser Dam celebrates OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star Program recertification
Date:Mar 30, 2023
The Star Program is designed for exemplary worksites with comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems. Companies in the Star Program have achieved injury and illness rates at or below the national average of their respective industries. These sites are self-sufficient in their ability to control workplace hazards.
NorthWestern Energy thanks customers across Carbon County for support during weekend storm
Date:Mar 27, 2023
The storm that dumped snow across southern Montana caused ice buildup on power lines across Carbon County Friday evening. Snow that followed then stuck to that ice, pulling down more than 50 spans of power lines, breaking 13 power poles, damaging others and causing power outages throughout the area.
NorthWestern Energy completing 76 million in electric system upgrade projects in the Billings area
Date:Mar 1, 2023
NorthWestern Energy’s $34 million Rimrock Substation upgrade project will increase capacity to provide service for increased energy demand in the Billings area. Redundancy enhancement will provide improved reliability for customers.
Safety tips from NorthWestern Energy as Montanans prepare for harsh winter storm conditions
Date:Feb 21, 2023
Dangerously cold temperatures, widespread snow and blizzard conditions are forecast in Montana through Friday.
NorthWestern Energy’s system is designed for harsh winter weather and our crews are prepared to respond immediately to any outages and will work to restore service as quickly as possible, safely.
Safety tips from NorthWestern Energy as South Dakotans prepare for harsh winter storm conditions
Date:Feb 21, 2023
Widespread heavy snowfall, dangerous wind chills and blizzard conditions are forecast in eastern South Dakota through Thursday.
NorthWestern Energy’s system is designed for harsh winter weather, however, our crews are prepared to respond immediately to any outages and will work to restore service as quickly as possible, safely.
NorthWestern Energy and The Missouri-Madison River Fund Trust 2023 public recreation projects
Date:Feb 21, 2023
NorthWestern Energy and the Missouri-Madison River Fund announced nine public recreation improvement projects awarded grant and matching funds by the River Fund Trust and NorthWestern Energy.
NorthWestern Energy’s $196,500 in funding and $511,538 from the Missouri-Madison River Fund will be combined with $361,928 from agency and project partners to complete nine projects totaling more than $1 million in 2023.