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Hydro History Book

NorthWestern Energy is commemorating the history of these environmental and cultural assets with the book “Golden Kilowatts: Water Power and the Early Growth of Montana” written by longtime Montana journalist Butch Larcombe.
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NorthWestern Energy’s Laurel Generating Station is critical to an even cleaner energy future

Date: Oct 21, 2021
NorthWestern Energy, a leader in delivering clean, affordable energy, is adding the 24/7 energy resource, the Laurel Generating Station, to our 70% carbon-free power serving Montana today to ensure continued reliable energy service.

NorthWestern to Host Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results Webinar

Date: Oct 4, 2021
Type: News
Category: Investors
investor conference call and webinar on Monday, October 25, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern to review its financial results for the quarter ending September 30, 2021. The Company also plans to issue a news release detailing its second quarter financial results the evening of October 24, 2021.

Construction near Hale Reservoir will create possible traffic delays and trail closure; outages expected

Date: Sep 27, 2021
Type: News

NorthWestern Energy warns of widespread scam activity across service area

Date: Sep 23, 2021

Approval application for capacity resources will be withdrawn from Montana Public Service Commission

Date: Sep 21, 2021
Category: Investors
NorthWestern Energy filed a motion with the Montana Public Service Commission to suspend the docket timeline for the approval for capacity resources filed in the spring of 2021. NorthWestern Energy intends to withdraw the application for approval of the Laurel Generating Station and instead anticipates seeking a review and recovery of the asset through a general rate filing after completion.

South Dakota State Fair

Date: Sep 2, 2021
Type: Event
Category: Events
We're proud to sponsor the South Dakota State Fair.

Coyote Generating Station is an economic energy source for NorthWestern Energy’s South Dakota customers

Date: Sep 2, 2021
Type: News
Category: Investors

Public cautioned to stay out of Missouri River riverbed in area of Rainbow Dam during reservoir water drawdown

Date: Aug 30, 2021
On Sept. 6 NorthWestern Energy will begin drawing water down in Rainbow Reservoir upstream from Rainbow Dam about 3.5 feet. The draw down will allow Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to conduct maintenance on effluent pipes at Giant Springs State Fish Hatchery on Sept. 7.

Hooked on the Gallatin

Date: Aug 15, 2021
Type: Event
Category: Events
Celebrate the Gallatin River while supporting water conservation and restoring and protecting habitat.

ENERGIZE! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference

Date: Aug 11, 2021
Type: Event
Category: Events
South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension will host a conference in August 2021 about rural communities, in a rural community — Milbank.

Huron Day of Caring

Date: Aug 10, 2021
Type: Event
Category: Events
We're proud to sponsor and volunteer at United Way Heartland Region's Day of Caring.

Harmful algae blooms confirmed on Hebgen Reservoir- advisory issued

Date: Jul 27, 2021
Type: News
Harmful algae blooms (HAB) are present on Hebgen Reservoir in the northeast portion, in the Grayling Arm area, of the reservoir.

NorthWestern Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Date: Jul 27, 2021
Type: News
Category: Investors
NorthWestern Energy reports GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.72 for the quarter, narrows 2021 earnings guidance, and announces a $0.62 per share quarterly dividend payable September 30, 2021

Drought conditions mean lower water levels at Hebgen Reservoir required to protect Madison River fisheries

Date: Jul 26, 2021
Type: News
Current drought conditions, the result of low snowpack, low spring precipitation and recent hot, dry weather are resulting in lower water levels at Hebgen reservoir to protect fisheries on the lower Madison River.

NorthWestern Energy implements fire season precautions

Date: Jul 23, 2021
Type: News
Category: Investors
Patrolling before lines are reenergized is among the fire-season precautions employed by NorthWestern Energy. Project and maintenance work generally begins and finishes earlier in the day to minimize the time crews are in the field during the hottest hours when fire risk increases. NorthWestern Energy works closely with local agencies to determine those field hours. NorthWestern Energy’s formal response team is prepared to work with wildfire management if fires are a threat to the electric or gas system, which could disrupt critical energy service.

Big Sky International Balloon Rendezvous

Date: Jul 23, 2021
Type: Event
Category: Events
The Big Sky International Balloon Rendezvous July 23-25 at Amend Park in Billings, Montana

NorthWestern Energy offers energy savings tips as forecast calls for hot, dry weather

Date: Jul 22, 2021
Type: News
The weather forecast for NorthWestern Energy’s service area in South Dakota and Nebraska calls for hot temperatures with little chance of rain through the end of July and the first days of August. NorthWestern Energy reminds customers that there are actions they can take to conserve energy that will help save money on energy bills.

Career Night at the Ball Park

Date: Jul 21, 2021
Type: Event
Category: Events
We're joining the Sioux Falls Canaries and the South Dakota Wind Energy Association to bring you Career Night at the Ball Park.

NorthWestern Energy adds contract for 80 megawatts of solar generation for Montana

Date: Jul 19, 2021
Type: News
Category: Investors
NorthWestern Energy has entered a power purchase agreement with Apex Solar LLC. The contract is for 80 megawatts of generation from a solar facility Apex Solar is developing in Beaverhead County near Dillon, Montana.