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When NorthWestern Energy customers install solar panels, small winds turbine and/or small scale hydro at their house, they can produce energy themselves to electrify their homes. These customers can request a “net meter” from NorthWestern Energy. Net metering allows any energy not used by the customer to be exported back to the electric grid, and this unused energy is available as a credit to the customer on future bills.
This unused energy is tracked and made available as a credit to the customer on future bills until their selected 12-month billing period ends. At the end of the 12-month billing period Montana law mandates that the energy credit resets to zero.
For more information about net metering of NorthWestern Energy’s Small Generator Interconnection process email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-497-4165
NorthWestern Energy’s Small Generator Interconnection process (including Net Metering) is governed by Rules 16-23 of the Electric Tariff. Links to the process documents can be found in this page, as well as educational resources and application materials for renewable energy customers.
Questions pertaining to Small Generator Interconnection may be directed to our Interconnect Specialist at email@example.com, by telephone 406-497-4165, or at the address given below.
Attn: Interconnect Specialist
11 E. Park St.
Butte, MT 59701-1711