Our Commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability means meeting today’s needs while planning for tomorrow’s as well. It is not just a matter of good environmental practices, being a sustainable enterprise must also incorporate social and governance best practices.

Environmental, Social & Governance

Our 2023 Sustainability Report

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Our 2023 Sustainability Report

We are guided by our commitment to sustainability and our robust environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies and practices. Our Sustainability Report provides transparency into the social, environmental and economic impacts of NorthWestern Energy.
NorthWestern Energy is committed to focusing on Environmental, Social and Governance sustainability in providing safe, reliable and innovative energy solutions that create value for our customers, communities, employees and investors.

55% Carbon Free

55% of our electric generation in 2022 was carbon free.

The total U.S. electric power industry is 40% carbon free.
The total U.S. electric power industry is 40% carbon free.

Executive Compensation

Our CEO’s total compensation was approximately 76% of the median total compensation

(excluding change in pension value) of the CEOs in our 2022 peer group.
(excluding change in pension value) of the CEOs in our 2022 peer group.

5th Best Rated Utility

for Governance

by Moody's Investor Services
by Moody's Investor Services

Diversity and Inclusion

We value diversity

of thought, background, culture, perspective and experience.
of thought, background, culture, perspective and experience.

Our Net Zero Vision

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Our Net Zero Vision

We've set a goal to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 while continuing our commitment to reliable, affordable, environmentally sustainable energy service, capable of meeting the needs of all customers and communities.

Stakeholder Engagement

We have engaged with our stakeholders in deep discussions about investment in the critical infrastructure that serves our states, helping guide hundreds of millions of dollars in investment in electric and gas transmission and distribution systems and technology.

Where Does Your Energy Come From?

We provide safe, reliable energy through a balanced mix of clean energy and traditional resources.

Live Osprey Cam

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Live Osprey Cam

While we work to deliver the power our customers need, we also work to protect our native birds that sometimes interact with our electric system. We have osprey platforms located throughout our service territories. See this work in action and keep up-to-date on all nesting news – live from one of the osprey cams.

Learn More About Our Community Giving

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Learn More About Our Community Giving

Bright Magazine, a publication of NorthWestern Energy, has more information about our community giving, along with articles about our employees, our customers, our communities and our commitment to sustainability.

Download our ESG reports

Learn more about our commitment to environmental, social and governance sustainability.