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

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

65% Carbon Free

65% of our electric generation in 2020 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.

25:1 CEO to Average Employee Pay

78% of targeted CEO compensation is performance-based

Peer group average pay ratio is 37:1. Electric utilities average pay ratio is 58:1
Peer group average pay ratio is 37:1. Electric utilities average pay ratio is 58:1

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.

Letter from our CEO Robert Rowe

Letter from our CEO Robert Rowe

"We recognize sustainability is built upon operational excellence, financial soundness, constructive policy and, perhaps above all, cultural integrity."

Where Does Your Energy Come From?

We provide safe, reliable energy through a balanced mix of clean energy and traditional resources. We are committed to reduce the carbon intensity of our electric energy portfolio for Montana by 90 percent by 2045.

Live Osprey Cam

NorthWestern Energy line workers check on an osprey nest.

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

The Bright Magazine logo along size the cover of the 2021 Community edition.

Learn More About Our Community Giving

The Community Edition of 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.