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NorthWestern Energy power line upgrade in downtown Great Falls will detour traffic Wednesday, Aug. 10

Date: Aug 8, 2022
NorthWestern Energy is upgrading power lines in downtown Great Falls.

NorthWestern Energy power line upgrade in downtown Great Falls will detour weekend traffic

Date: Aug 2, 2022
NorthWestern Energy is upgrading power lines in downtown Great Falls. Traffic will be detoured from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 on 4th Street North from Central Avenue to 1st Street North. The alley between Central Avenue and 1st Avenue North from 2nd Street North to 5th Street North will be closed from the morning of Friday, Aug. 5 to the evening of Sunday, Aug. 7.

NorthWestern Energy Welcomes New Board Member

Date: Aug 1, 2022
Type: News
Category: Investors
NorthWestern Energy's board of directors elected Kent T. Larson as a director to a term commencing immediately. Larson brings extensive utility operations and executive experience to the independent board.

NorthWestern Energy CEO Bob Rowe announces his plan to retire

Date: Jul 28, 2022
Category: Investors
NorthWestern Energy announced today that Bob Rowe will retire as chief executive officer and a member of NorthWestern Energy’s board of directors at the end of 2022. Yesterday, as part of a planned leadership succession process, the NorthWestern Energy board of directors appointed Brian B. Bird, currently the company’s president and chief operating officer, to serve as Rowe’s successor. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, Bird will assume the title and responsibilities of president and chief executive officer and become a member of NorthWestern Energy’s board of directors.

NorthWestern Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Date: Jul 27, 2022
Type: News
Category: Investors
NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE) reported financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2022. Net income for the period was $29.8 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, as compared with net income of $37.2 million, or $0.72 per diluted share, for the same period in 2021.

NorthWestern Energy power line upgrade along Park Drive North in Great Falls will detour traffic

Date: Jul 27, 2022
Type: News

Road, trail closure required for construction near McDonald Pass Forest Service Trail 1897

Date: Jul 11, 2022
NorthWestern Energy is installing a new underground electric line and the road and trail closure is for the safety of the public. The project will improve service reliability for NorthWestern Energy customers.

NorthWestern to Host Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results Webinar

Date: Jul 7, 2022
Type: News
Categories: Investors, News and Events Categories
NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE) today announced that it will host an investor webinar on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time to review its financial results for the quarter ending June 30, 2022.

NorthWestern Energy power line upgrade along 9th Street in Great Falls will increase service reliability

Date: Jul 6, 2022
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy is upgrading power lines along 9th Street in Great Falls from 3rd Avenue South to the north.

Osprey nest move to safe location a success

Date: Jul 5, 2022
Type: News
The move in early May of an osprey nest built on an energized power pole to a safe location on a nest platform in Gallatin Gateway is a success. Two chicks hatched from the eggs were spotted being brooded and fed in late June.

NorthWestern Energy hosting July 12 meeting on Madison River Basin topics in West Yellowstone

Date: Jun 28, 2022
NorthWestern Energy is hosting a public meeting from 7 – 9 p.m. July 12 at the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn Conference Center, 315 Yellowstone Ave., West Yellowstone, Mont. to discuss topics related to the Madison River.

Permanent repairs, upgrades scheduled for Hebgen Dam gate

Date: Jun 27, 2022
Permanent repairs and upgrades to the release gate at Hebgen Dam will begin later this summer and are expected to be complete by mid-September.

Cochrane Dam will be open for public crossing on June 18

Date: Jun 18, 2022
Type: Event
Cochrane Dam, located on the Missouri River outside of Great Falls, will be open to bicyclists and hikers to cross the river on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mystic Dam outflows at seasonal levels

Date: Jun 16, 2022
Type: News
Caution and awareness of water levels and weather conditions must be exercised in the area. Snowpack in the mountains remains, which could raise water levels with rain or warm temperatures.

Safety the priority as NorthWestern Energy crews repair weather-caused damage across southern Montana

Date: Jun 13, 2022
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy crews are working to repair damage to power lines, poles and other equipment caused by strong storms and flood water across southern Montana. Our crews work with local emergency service agencies to access equipment safely in flood-damaged areas.

Water levels in the Madison River Basin rising rapidly, exercise caution in the area

Date: Jun 13, 2022
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy is increasing water releases at Hebgen Dam to manage the large inflow of water into the reservoir and prevent it from over filling.

Cool spring with snow and rain improves conditions in Madison River Basin

Date: Jun 9, 2022
Temperature levels and rainfall this summer will be key factors in water conservation efforts and will impact water levels in the Madison River Basin. NorthWestern Energy’s stewardship responsibilities include balancing the many interests of multiple stakeholders while protecting reservoir and river resources in the complex Madison watershed.

NorthWestern Energy’s new 58-megawatt Bob Glanzer Generating Station providing reliable, affordable energy to our South Dakota customers

Date: Jun 6, 2022
NorthWestern Energy commissioned the new 58-megawatt natural gas-fired electric Bob Glanzer Generating Station near Huron. S.D. Monday, which provides flexible, on-demand energy generation to reliably serve our South Dakota customers with affordable energy.

Public access at Madison Dam temporarily closed for safety

Date: Jun 2, 2022
Type: News
Ennis Lake Road is closed downstream of Madison Dam for repairs. The road will reopen in the morning on Sunday, June 5.

NorthWestern Energy’s commitment to environment protection and water quality honored by Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Date: May 25, 2022
Type: News
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality award recognizes NorthWestern Energy's professionalism, collaboration and coordination, customer service and hard work to protect water quality.