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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 enters contracts for 325 megawatts of dispatchable capacity resources to serve Montana customers

Date: Apr 20, 2021
Type: News
Category: Investors
This will reduce NorthWestern Energy’s capacity deficit, decrease risk associated with market volatility and potential lack of availability, and provide increased reliability for our Montana customers.

NorthWestern Energy’s Montana Street substation upgrade will enhance service reliability and improve aesthetics to main gateway to uptown Butte

Date: Mar 18, 2021
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy is upgrading the Montana Street substation located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Montana and George streets, north of Interstate 90. The upgrade will enhance reliability for NorthWestern Energy’s 6,000 electric customers served by the substation, and the upgrades are planned to be complete by the end of this October.

NorthWestern Energy Montana customers worried about their ability to pay winter energy bills should reach out

Date: Mar 17, 2021
Type: News
Record energy demand throughout the Midwest during this time caused natural gas prices to spike. NorthWestern Energy purchased some natural gas for its Montana customers from the market and our customers will see an increase in the cost of the natural gas supply on their bills.

NorthWestern Energy announces 2021 funding for fisheries, wildlife and habitat enhancement projects on Madison and Missouri Rivers

Date: Mar 14, 2021
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy is providing $1.6 million this year to support 35 fisheries, wildlife and habitat improvement projects within the 550-mile corridor of the Madison-Missouri River from Yellowstone National Park to the headwaters of Fort Peck Reservoir.

NorthWestern Energy asks South Dakota customers concerned about their winter bills to contact the energy company

Date: Mar 10, 2021
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy and other South Dakota energy companies worked with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to address the impact on South Dakotans’ natural gas bills.

NorthWestern Energy thanks South Dakota

Date: Feb 18, 2021
Type: News
The first action when energy supply may not be adequate for high demand, which was the situation throughout the Midwest due to extreme cold, is to ask customers to reduce their energy use.

Energy emergency South Dakotans may experience temporary rolling blackouts

Date: Feb 16, 2021
Type: News
Energy grid operators are ordering utilities to implement unplanned power outages to keep the grid stable in this emergency created by widespread frigid temperatures.

Unplanned power outages may continue in South Dakota

Date: Feb 16, 2021
Type: News
Customers may experience power outages if rolling blackouts are implemented to reduce demand.

South Dakotans asked to conserve during energy emergency due to extreme temperatures

Date: Feb 15, 2021
Type: News
South Dakotans are asked to reduce electric and natural gas use for the next 48 hours to mitigate the risk of more widespread and longer-lasting outages during the extreme cold that is gripping the region.

Energy prices escalating, customers urged to limit natural gas and electricity use for 48 hours

Date: Feb 14, 2021
Type: News
The entire region is experiencing extreme low temperatures, creating record demand and constraining energy reserves.

NorthWestern Reports 2020 Financial Results

Date: Feb 11, 2021
Type: News
Category: Investors
NorthWestern Energy reports GAAP diluted earnings per share of $3.06 for 2020, affirms 2021 earnings guidance and announces a 3.3% increase to the quarterly dividend - to $0.62 per share - payable March 31, 2021

Tips to weather Montana's deep, cold temperatures

Date: Feb 9, 2021
Type: News
Customers worried about paying winter energy bills should call NorthWestern Energy, 888-467-2669, now.

NorthWestern Announces Leadership Changes

Date: Feb 9, 2021
Type: News
Category: Investors
Brian Bird to become company’s president and chief operating officer; Bob Rowe to remain chief executive officer; Crystal Lail to become chief financial officer; Jeanne Vold to become vice president – technology. Dana Dykhouse to become Board Chair following retirement of Stephen Adik and Julia Johnson after the 2021 annual meeting of shareholders.

Roaring speeds meant little wind energy in Montana Jan. 13

Date: Jan 18, 2021
Type: News
The windstorm that ripped across Montana Jan. 13 is an example of that challenge. Gusts ranged from about 65 miles per hour to more than 90 miles per hour across the state, forcing wind turbines to shut down.

NorthWestern Energy announces The Bob Glanzer Generating Station in Huron, S.D.

Date: Jan 8, 2021
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy announced its new 58-megawatt natural gas plant near Huron S.D. will be named The Bob Glanzer Generating Station in honor of the late South Dakota State Rep. Bob Glanzer.

NorthWestern Energy installing electric vehicle charging stations in Mitchell and Chamberlain

Date: Dec 11, 2020
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy is excited to be announced as a rebate recipient from the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund to help purchase and install electric vehicle charging stations in South Dakota.

NorthWestern Energy purchase of Puget Sound Energy’s share of Colstrip Unit 4 terminated

Date: Oct 29, 2020
Type: News
Category: Investors
After evaluating recent Montana regulatory decisions regarding Colstrip, NorthWestern Energy has agreed with Puget Sound Energy to terminate the transaction to buy 92.5 megawatts of capacity generation at Colstrip Unit 4

NorthWestern Energy adding electric vehicles to company’s 1,200 fleet

Date: Oct 22, 2020
Type: News
Category: Investors
By 2030, NorthWestern Energy will replace 30% of light-duty class vehicles, about 100 cars and light trucks, with battery electric vehicles and plug-in electric hybrids. NorthWestern Energy will begin replacing vehicles and equipment at the end of its life with electric alternatives in 2021. By 2030, 20% of new medium and heavy-duty vehicles and 30% of new bucket trucks will be electric vehicles. All new forklifts replacements will be electric by 2030.

NorthWestern Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Date: Oct 21, 2020
Type: News
Category: Investors
NorthWestern Energy reports GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.58 for the quarter, affirms previously revised 2020 earnings guidance and announces a $0.60 per share quarterly dividend payable December 31, 2020

NorthWestern to Host Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast

Date: Oct 5, 2020
Type: News
Category: Investors
Eastern time to review its financial results for the quarter ending September 30, 2020. The Company also plans to issue a news release detailing its third quarter financial results the evening of October 21, 2020, after market close.