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Celebrating Earth Day, NorthWestern Energy committed to stewardship, highlights recycling project

Date: Apr 22, 2022

TYPE: News

Butte, Mont. – April 22, 2022 – NorthWestern Energy is installing 590,000 new advanced electric meters and natural gas modules in Montana, technology that will improve service reliability and support the transition to an even cleaner energy future.

About 132,700 meters have been installed and because the old meters are recycled, 210,250 pounds of materials have been kept out of landfills so far.

“The recycling piece of this project is critical, in keeping recyclable material out of our landfills,” said NorthWestern Energy Project Manager Matt Holden. “The new advanced meters will support processes and programs to advance sustainability. It is important to NorthWestern Energy to align the entire project with our sustainability and stewardship goals.”

NorthWestern Energy also recycled more than 69,000 electric meters in South Dakota when advanced meters were installed a couple of years ago, diverting about 103,600 pounds of material from landfills.

Learn more about NorthWestern Energy’s Montana Meter Project at https://www.northwesternenergy.com/about-us/our-projects/montana-meter-upgrade

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About NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE)

NorthWestern Corporation, doing business as NorthWestern Energy, provides essential energy infrastructure and valuable services that enrich lives and empower communities while serving as long-term partners to our customers and communities. We are working to deliver safe, reliable, and innovative energy solutions that create value for customers, communities, employees, and investors. This includes bridging our history as a regulated utility safely providing low-cost and reliable service with our future as a globally-aware company offering a broader array of services performed by highly-adaptable and skilled employees. We provide electricity and / or natural gas to approximately 753,600 customers in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska and Yellowstone National Park. We have provided service in South Dakota and Nebraska since 1923 and in Montana since 2002. More information is available on the company's Web site at www.northwesternenergy.com.

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