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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 hosting July 12 meeting on Madison River Basin topics in West Yellowstone

Date: Jun 28, 2022
NorthWestern Energy is hosting a public meeting from 7 – 9 p.m. July 12 at the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn Conference Center, 315 Yellowstone Ave., West Yellowstone, Mont. to discuss topics related to the Madison River.

Permanent repairs, upgrades scheduled for Hebgen Dam gate

Date: Jun 27, 2022
Permanent repairs and upgrades to the release gate at Hebgen Dam will begin later this summer and are expected to be complete by mid-September.

Cochrane Dam will be open for public crossing on June 18

Date: Jun 18, 2022
Type: Event
Cochrane Dam, located on the Missouri River outside of Great Falls, will be open to bicyclists and hikers to cross the river on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mystic Dam outflows at seasonal levels

Date: Jun 16, 2022
Type: News
Caution and awareness of water levels and weather conditions must be exercised in the area. Snowpack in the mountains remains, which could raise water levels with rain or warm temperatures.

Safety the priority as NorthWestern Energy crews repair weather-caused damage across southern Montana

Date: Jun 13, 2022
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy crews are working to repair damage to power lines, poles and other equipment caused by strong storms and flood water across southern Montana. Our crews work with local emergency service agencies to access equipment safely in flood-damaged areas.

Water levels in the Madison River Basin rising rapidly, exercise caution in the area

Date: Jun 13, 2022
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy is increasing water releases at Hebgen Dam to manage the large inflow of water into the reservoir and prevent it from over filling.

Cool spring with snow and rain improves conditions in Madison River Basin

Date: Jun 9, 2022
Temperature levels and rainfall this summer will be key factors in water conservation efforts and will impact water levels in the Madison River Basin. NorthWestern Energy’s stewardship responsibilities include balancing the many interests of multiple stakeholders while protecting reservoir and river resources in the complex Madison watershed.

NorthWestern Energy’s new 58-megawatt Bob Glanzer Generating Station providing reliable, affordable energy to our South Dakota customers

Date: Jun 6, 2022
NorthWestern Energy commissioned the new 58-megawatt natural gas-fired electric Bob Glanzer Generating Station near Huron. S.D. Monday, which provides flexible, on-demand energy generation to reliably serve our South Dakota customers with affordable energy.

Public access at Madison Dam temporarily closed for safety

Date: Jun 2, 2022
Type: News
Ennis Lake Road is closed downstream of Madison Dam for repairs. The road will reopen in the morning on Sunday, June 5.

NorthWestern Energy’s commitment to environment protection and water quality honored by Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Date: May 25, 2022
Type: News
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality award recognizes NorthWestern Energy's professionalism, collaboration and coordination, customer service and hard work to protect water quality.

NorthWestern Energy crews working around the clock after South Dakota extreme storms

Date: May 13, 2022
NorthWestern Energy crews continue to work around the clock to repair damage caused by extreme weather Thursday evening in eastern South Dakota. About 9,500 customers lost power during the storm and service is restored to more than 8,200 of those homes and businesses.

NorthWestern Energy works with stakeholders to protect the Madison River Basin

Date: May 6, 2022
Type: News
April snow and rain only minimally improved conditions in the Madison River Basin, which is experiencing extreme drought, low soil moisture and low snowpack. Based on the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service May-July runoff forecast and NorthWestern Energy’s forecasting tools, this will be another challenging summer and fall due to lack of water.

Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch receives $31,346.50 in energy efficiency incentives from NorthWestern Energy

Date: May 2, 2022

NorthWestern Energy planting trees to celebrate 150th Arbor Day

Date: Apr 28, 2022
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day on April 29 by planting trees at our Grand Island, Neb. office, along with a $2,000 donation to the City of Grand Island Park & Recreation Department.

NorthWestern First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Date: Apr 28, 2022
Type: News
Category: Investors
NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE) reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2022. Net income for the period was $59.1 million, or $1.08 per diluted share, as compared with net income of $63.1 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, for the same period in 2021. This $4.0 million decrease was primarily driven by lower Montana and Nebraska residential natural gas volumes, higher operating costs, and higher income tax expense. These unfavorable items were partly offset by higher Montana electric transmission revenue and electric retail volumes.

Madison River Public Meeting - April 26 in Ennis

Date: Apr 26, 2022
Type: Event
Join us to discuss Madison River topics on April 26 in Ennis.

Celebrating Earth Day, NorthWestern Energy committed to stewardship, highlights recycling project

Date: Apr 22, 2022
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy has installed about 132,700 new advanced electric meters and natural gas modules in Montana and recycled 210,250 pounds of material from the old meters

NorthWestern Energy employees join Clark Fork Coalition’s 2022 Clark Fork River Cleanup

Date: Apr 21, 2022
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy is recognizing our employees’ volunteerism with a donation of $2,000 to the Clark Fork Coalition.

NorthWestern Energy’s downtown substation upgrade will improve service, enhance aesthetics in Caras Park area

Date: Apr 15, 2022
The Missoula City Substation #1 is adjacent to East Caras Park. Originally built in the 1920s, the substation has been in continual use with investments and maintenance. This $10 million upgrade project will take the substation offline for a thorough rebuild.

NorthWestern Energy and the Missouri-Madison River Fund Trust announce funding for 2022 public recreation improvement projects

Date: Apr 11, 2022
Type: News
Projects funded in 2022 raise the total to150 projects with $5.5 million in funding by the River Fund Trust and $1.4 million in matching funds from Northwestern Energy in the past 16 years. River Fund grants and NorthWestern Energy matching funds have helped leverage public agency and partner funding to provide more than $11 million in public recreation improvements in the Missouri-Madison corridor.