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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 offers tips to manage summer energy use

Date: Jun 4, 2021
Type: News
High temperatures are in the forecast in South Dakota and NorthWestern Energy reminds customers there are ways to manage energy use during the heat.

NorthWestern Energy natural gas rates in Nebraska increasing after February price spike Customers concerned about their natural gas bills are asked to contact the energy company

Date: May 28, 2021
Type: News
The extreme weather that gripped the Midwest the week of Feb.15 resulted in temperatures that were far below normal. Record energy demand throughout the Midwest during this time caused natural gas prices to spike.

NorthWestern Energy applies to increase propane rates in Townsend, Montana

Date: May 25, 2021
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy filed a request with the Montana Public Service Commission to adjust propane supply rates for its Townsend, Montana, propane service.

NorthWestern Energy celebrates success of O’Dell Creek restoration project with original artwork by Montana artist Monte Dolack

Date: May 11, 2021
Type: News
The outstanding success of the Ennis-area O’Dell Creek Restoration Project, which began 17 years ago, is recognized with a NorthWestern Energy-commissioned painting by renowned Montana artist Monte Dolack.

NorthWestern to Host First Quarter 2021 Financial Results Webinar and Notice of Virtual Annual Stockholders Meeting

Date: May 5, 2021
Type: News
Category: Investors
Eastern Daylight Time to review its financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2021. The Company also plans to issue a news release detailing its first quarter financial results the evening of April 21, 2021, after stock market close.

NorthWestern Energy asks public to report osprey building nests on power lines

Date: Apr 30, 2021
Type: News
Osprey nests can cause power outages and even fires, and their proximity to energized equipment puts the birds at risk of electrocution. NorthWestern Energy has installed hundreds of platforms to maintain service reliability and to provide a safe place for ospreys to raise their offspring.

NorthWestern Energy partners with the city of Red Lodge to plant new trees on city streets

Date: Apr 29, 2021
Type: News
Since the program launched in 2013, more than 100 trees have been planted. This year NorthWestern Energy stepped up to offer funds to pay for 75% of the cost of each tree, which reduces the cost the property owner pays to $50.

NorthWestern Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Date: Apr 21, 2021
Type: News
Category: Investors
NorthWestern Energy reports GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.24 for the quarter, affirms 2021 earnings guidance and announces a $0.62 per share quarterly dividend payable June 30, 2021

NorthWestern Energy enters contracts for 325 megawatts of dispatchable capacity resources to serve Montana customers

Date: Apr 20, 2021
Type: News
Category: Investors
This will reduce NorthWestern Energy’s capacity deficit, decrease risk associated with market volatility and potential lack of availability, and provide increased reliability for our Montana customers.

NorthWestern Energy’s Montana Street substation upgrade will enhance service reliability and improve aesthetics to main gateway to uptown Butte

Date: Mar 18, 2021
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy is upgrading the Montana Street substation located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Montana and George streets, north of Interstate 90. The upgrade will enhance reliability for NorthWestern Energy’s 6,000 electric customers served by the substation, and the upgrades are planned to be complete by the end of this October.

NorthWestern Energy Montana customers worried about their ability to pay winter energy bills should reach out

Date: Mar 17, 2021
Type: News
Record energy demand throughout the Midwest during this time caused natural gas prices to spike. NorthWestern Energy purchased some natural gas for its Montana customers from the market and our customers will see an increase in the cost of the natural gas supply on their bills.

NorthWestern Energy announces 2021 funding for fisheries, wildlife and habitat enhancement projects on Madison and Missouri Rivers

Date: Mar 14, 2021
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy is providing $1.6 million this year to support 35 fisheries, wildlife and habitat improvement projects within the 550-mile corridor of the Madison-Missouri River from Yellowstone National Park to the headwaters of Fort Peck Reservoir.

NorthWestern Energy asks South Dakota customers concerned about their winter bills to contact the energy company

Date: Mar 10, 2021
Type: News
NorthWestern Energy and other South Dakota energy companies worked with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to address the impact on South Dakotans’ natural gas bills.

NorthWestern Energy thanks South Dakota

Date: Feb 18, 2021
Type: News
The first action when energy supply may not be adequate for high demand, which was the situation throughout the Midwest due to extreme cold, is to ask customers to reduce their energy use.

Energy emergency South Dakotans may experience temporary rolling blackouts

Date: Feb 16, 2021
Type: News
Energy grid operators are ordering utilities to implement unplanned power outages to keep the grid stable in this emergency created by widespread frigid temperatures.

Unplanned power outages may continue in South Dakota

Date: Feb 16, 2021
Type: News
Customers may experience power outages if rolling blackouts are implemented to reduce demand.

South Dakotans asked to conserve during energy emergency due to extreme temperatures

Date: Feb 15, 2021
Type: News
South Dakotans are asked to reduce electric and natural gas use for the next 48 hours to mitigate the risk of more widespread and longer-lasting outages during the extreme cold that is gripping the region.

Energy prices escalating, customers urged to limit natural gas and electricity use for 48 hours

Date: Feb 14, 2021
Type: News
The entire region is experiencing extreme low temperatures, creating record demand and constraining energy reserves.

NorthWestern Reports 2020 Financial Results

Date: Feb 11, 2021
Type: News
Category: Investors
NorthWestern Energy reports GAAP diluted earnings per share of $3.06 for 2020, affirms 2021 earnings guidance and announces a 3.3% increase to the quarterly dividend - to $0.62 per share - payable March 31, 2021

NorthWestern Announces Leadership Changes

Date: Feb 9, 2021
Type: News
Category: Investors
Brian Bird to become company’s president and chief operating officer; Bob Rowe to remain chief executive officer; Crystal Lail to become chief financial officer; Jeanne Vold to become vice president – technology. Dana Dykhouse to become Board Chair following retirement of Stephen Adik and Julia Johnson after the 2021 annual meeting of shareholders.