Our Company

For more than 100 years, NorthWestern Energy has been committed to delivering safe, reliable and innovative energy solutions.

We serve gas and electric to customers in the western two-thirds of Montana and eastern South Dakota. We also have gas service in Nebraska, and serve electricity to Yellowstone National Park.

We own and operate a diverse generation fleet of wind, water, natural gas and coal-fired resources and the high-voltage electric transmission system and distribution system. We also own and operate natural gas production, transmission and distribution systems.

Enriching Lives Through a Safe, Sustainable Energy Future

Enriching Lives Through a Safe, Sustainable Energy Future

NorthWestern Energy has provided reliable and affordable electricity and natural to customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska for more than 100 years.

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.

Our vision

Enriching lives through a safe sustainable energy future.

Our mission

Working together to provide safe, reliable and innovative energy solutions that create value for customers, communities, employees, and investors.

Our values

SERVICE: Safety, Excellence, Respect, Value, Integrity, Community, Environment

Our Natural Gas and Electric Service

NorthWestern Energy serves 318 communities in Montana, South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park with safe and reliable electricity. We serve natural gas to 180 communities in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska.

Our Hydro Facilities

Our carbon-free hydro system is the foundation of our energy generation portfolio in Montana. In 2020, more than 40% of our electricity for Montana customers came from our hydro facilities.

Giving Back to Our Communities

NorthWestern Energy is committed to being a good corporate citizen of all the communities we serve. In 2020, we donated more than $2 million in charitable donations, community support and COVID-19 relief.

We Are NorthWestern Energy

We Are NorthWestern Energy

We are committed to making energy more dependable and affordable. We are unwavering in our dedication to create a future that is undeniably, and reliably, bright.

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.

NorthWestern Energy’s Laurel Generating Station is critical to an even cleaner energy future

Date: Oct 21, 2021

TYPE: News

Category: Investors

Butte, Mont. – Oct. 21, 2021 – NorthWestern Energy, a leader in delivering clean, affordable energy, is adding the 24/7 energy resource, the Laurel Generating Station, to our 70% carbon-free power serving Montana today to ensure continued reliable energy service.

Additional 24/7 on-demand energy sources are required in order to add more renewable, variable resources – wind and solar – to keep the grid stable as we transition to an even cleaner energy future. 

The Laurel Generating Station is located near other industrial operations and NorthWestern Energy is committed to environmental stewardship during its construction and operation.

The existing Byron Pipeline formerly used to transport crude oil is being converted to transport cleaner natural gas for the Laurel Generating Station. The conversion includes testing the entire pipeline and improvements to ensure pipeline integrity. Among the improvements is the installation of new pipe at deeper depth under the Yellowstone River near Laurel.

About NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE)

About NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE)

NorthWestern Corporation, doing business as NorthWestern Energy, provides essential energy infrastructure and valuable services that enrich lives and empower communities while serving as long-term partners to our customers and communities. We are working to deliver safe, reliable, and innovative energy solutions that create value for customers, communities, employees, and investors. This includes bridging our history as a regulated utility safely providing low-cost and reliable service with our future as a globally-aware company offering a broader array of services performed by highly-adaptable and skilled employees. We provide electricity and / or natural gas to approximately 743,000 customers in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska and Yellowstone National Park. We have provided service in South Dakota and Nebraska since 1923 and in Montana since 2002. More information is available on the company's Web site at www.northwesternenergy.com.


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