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Recent snow improves conditions Madison Valley, Snowpack remains below the 30-year median

Date: Mar 18, 2024
Type: News
Recent snowstorms in the Madison Valley brought area snowpack levels to 83% of the 30-year median level. The new moisture means the water situation is trending in the right direction, although additional above-normal snow fall this spring is needed to catch up to the 30-year median snow water equivalent numbers.

Providing reliable energy to customers 24/7

Date: Mar 5, 2024
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy (NorthWestern) is committed to providing their customers reliable energy 24 hours a day, seven days a week. NorthWestern manages a balanced energy mix that keeps the lights on, no matter the weather. Approximately 58% of NorthWestern’s owned and contracted energy supply is carbon-free, markedly better than the national average of 40% in 2022 ( table 7.2b). Since 2011, NorthWestern has added 954 megawatts of owned and long-term contracted energy resources to its Montana generation portfolio, all of which are carbon free (wind, hydro or solar). When the wind isn’t blowing, or the sun isn’t shining, NorthWestern must have energy generation options to provide power to customers.

NorthWestern Energy raises scam awareness during National Consumer Protection Week

Date: Mar 5, 2024
This week, NorthWestern Energy is joining Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) in supporting the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) annual National Consumer Protection Week, along with more than 100 federal, state, and local agencies; consumer groups; and national advocacy organizations. As a member of UUAS, NorthWestern Energy is working with partners, including the FTC, to inform customers about scams and to support initiatives to combat scammers.

Low snowpack may mean low water year in Madison Valley NorthWestern Energy monitoring conditions and working with stakeholders

Date: Feb 19, 2024

NorthWestern Energy and the Missouri-Madison River Fund Trust announce funding for 2024 public recreation improvement projects

Date: Feb 16, 2024
Type: News

NorthWestern Energy and employees provided $1.47 million in 2023 to support their communities

Date: Feb 14, 2024
NorthWestern Energy continued their tradition of supporting community organizations by donating almost $400,000 to organizations in the more than 400 communities they serve in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska.

NorthWestern Energy will bypass customers who do not want new electric and natural gas meters

Date: Feb 14, 2024
Customers who want to keep their existing meters can call NorthWestern at 888-467-2669 or email to be added to the bypass list. Customers who previously requested an opt out do not need to contact NorthWestern again to be bypassed and keep their meters.

NorthWestern Energy always works to protect our customers from high energy prices

Date: Jan 25, 2024

NorthWestern Energy’s Montana system meets record energy demand during extreme January weather

Date: Jan 17, 2024
Energy demand was record high during the Arctic blast that blanketed Montana beginning late last week and continued through the long holiday weekend. The electric-peak load on the grid that serves NorthWestern Energy’s Montana customers and many other Montana energy service providers exceeded the record set during the December 2022 Montana Arctic blast. In addition, NorthWestern Energy’s Montana natural gas system supplied a record quantity of natural gas to keep our customers warm.

NorthWestern Energy offers energy efficiency actions to help manage winter energy bills

Date: Jan 16, 2024
Type: News
Low and no cost energy efficiency actions are tools we can all use to help manage winter energy bills while we keep our homes warm and businesses operating this time of year.

NorthWestern to Host Year-End 2023 Financial Results Webinar

Date: Jan 15, 2024
Type: News
Category: Investors
NorthWestern Energy Group, Inc. d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE) today announced that it will host an investor webinar on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern

NorthWestern Energy encourages Montanans to prepare for severe winter weather

Date: Jan 10, 2024
Prepare for storm-related outages, report issues to energy providers, use caution and give repair crews room to work safely

NorthWestern Energy encourages South Dakotans to prepare for severe winter weather

Date: Jan 10, 2024
Prepare for storm-related outages, report issues to energy providers, use caution and give repair crews room to work safely

Megaload transportation requires overnight planned power outages for some NorthWestern Energy customers

Date: Dec 1, 2023
Type: News
The night-time transportation of a mega load from southern Montana to Canada will require NorthWestern Energy to de-energize some power lines along the route for safety, resulting in planned power outages for some NorthWestern Energy electric customers.

NorthWestern Energy upgrading natural gas pipeline infrastructure along Madison Street Bridge

Date: Dec 1, 2023

NorthWestern Energy crews assisting Avista to restore natural gas service for 37,000 customers in Idaho and Washington

Date: Nov 10, 2023
Type: News
Twenty-two NorthWestern Energy natural gas crew members are assisting Avista crews in north central Idaho and eastern Washington to restore natural gas service to 37,000 Avista customers. On Nov. 8 a third party damaged a gas pipeline owned by Williams Pipeline that transports natural gas to Avista’s system. Avista requested resources from area energy companies to assist with the work to restore natural gas services, a process involving many steps over multiple days.

NorthWestern Energy completes two-year $7.8 million Chamberlain switchyard, providing redundancy and increased reliability

Date: Nov 8, 2023
NorthWestern Energy’s joint $7.8 million Chamberlain switchyard project is being completed this month. NorthWestern Energy is working jointly with East River Electric, an electric cooperative based in Madison, South Dakota. The new switchyard will provide redundancy and increase reliability on the transmission system that serves customers in the area.

Public access at Madison Dam will temporarily close Nov. 15 for construction project

Date: Oct 26, 2023
Ennis Lake Road will close from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 15 downstream from Madison Dam for a construction project.

NorthWestern Reports Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Date: Oct 26, 2023
Company reports GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.48 for the quarter; affirms $510 million capital plan for 2023; initiates earnings guidance for 2023 and 2024 and increases long-term earnings per share growth to 4% to 6% from a 2022 adjusted base year; and announces a $0.64 per share quarterly dividend payable December 29, 2023

NorthWestern Energy power line upgrade along 10th Avenue South will detour alley traffic

Date: Oct 13, 2023
NorthWestern Energy is upgrading power lines in Great Falls along the 3000 block of 10th Avenue South. Traffic will be delayed and detoured along the alley immediately north of 10th Avenue South from 32nd Street South to 38th Street South at times until the project is completed in December.