Osprey population increasing in Montana, but the wildlife management success story includes some conflict
Date:Jun 16, 2021
The recovery of the osprey population, a raptor that returns from the south each spring to the western 2/3s of Montana, is a success story that began almost 50 years ago when a widely used pesticide, DDT, was banned. Younger osprey in search of nesting sites to breed and hatch eggs will build nests on power poles, causing outages and putting the birds at risk of electrocution.
50/50 Women on Boards™ recognizes NorthWestern Energy as a “3+” company with three or more women directors
Date:Jun 4, 2021
50/50 Women on Boards™, the leading global education and advocacy campaign driving the movement toward gender balance and diversity on corporate boards, commends NorthWestern Energy as a “3+” company, for having three or more women on its corporate board of directors.
NorthWestern Energy natural gas rates in Nebraska increasing after February price spike Customers concerned about their natural gas bills are asked to contact the energy company
Date:May 28, 2021
The extreme weather that gripped the Midwest the week of Feb.15 resulted in temperatures that were far below normal. Record energy demand throughout the Midwest during this time caused natural gas prices to spike.
NorthWestern Energy celebrates success of O’Dell Creek restoration project with original artwork by Montana artist Monte Dolack
Date:May 11, 2021
The outstanding success of the Ennis-area O’Dell Creek Restoration Project, which began 17 years ago, is recognized with a NorthWestern Energy-commissioned painting by renowned Montana artist Monte Dolack.
NorthWestern to Host First Quarter 2021 Financial Results Webinar and Notice of Virtual Annual Stockholders Meeting
Date:May 5, 2021
Eastern Daylight Time to review its financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2021. The Company also plans to issue a news release detailing its first quarter financial results the evening of April 21, 2021, after stock market close.
NorthWestern Energy asks public to report osprey building nests on power lines
Date:Apr 30, 2021
Osprey nests can cause power outages and even fires, and their proximity to energized equipment puts the birds at risk of electrocution. NorthWestern Energy has installed hundreds of platforms to maintain service reliability and to provide a safe place for ospreys to raise their offspring.
NorthWestern Energy partners with the city of Red Lodge to plant new trees on city streets
Date:Apr 29, 2021
Since the program launched in 2013, more than 100 trees have been planted. This year NorthWestern Energy stepped up to offer funds to pay for 75% of the cost of each tree, which reduces the cost the property owner pays to $50.
NorthWestern Energy enters contracts for 325 megawatts of dispatchable capacity resources to serve Montana customers
Date:Apr 20, 2021
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
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
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
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.
South Dakotans asked to conserve during energy emergency due to extreme temperatures
Date:Feb 15, 2021
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.