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

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Enriching Lives Through a Safe, Sustainable Energy Future

NorthWestern Energy has provided reliable and affordable electricity and natural gas 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 337 communities in Montana, South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park with safe and reliable electricity. We serve natural gas to 202 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 2023, 35.7% 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 2023, we gave nearly $2 million in charitable donations and community support.

Delivering a Bright Future

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Delivering a Bright Future

We won't stop working until the future is as bright as it can be.

Where Does Your Energy Come From?

We provide safe, reliable energy through a balanced mix of clean energy and traditional resources.

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

Date: Nov 8, 2023

Sioux Falls, S.D. – 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.

NorthWestern Energy recognized the opportunity for improvements with our local and regional partners. Work has been in progress in the Chamberlain area since 2021, when a substation transformer was replaced and upgrades were made to both transmission and distribution infrastructure serving the area, said NorthWestern Energy Director of South Dakota/Nebraska Operations Brad Wenande.

“The switchyard project will provide even better service reliability for our customers in the area,” Wenande said.

“It was a great accomplishment to partner with East River Electric and utilize our transmission systems already in place to make this reliability enhancement project economic,” said NorthWestern Energy Division Manager Jamie Hajek. “We listened to the feedback from communities served from this area of our system and followed through with a significant investment that will provide reliability benefits to our customers from Mt. Vernon to Chamberlain immediately.”

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NorthWestern Energy - Delivering a Bright Future

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 work to deliver safe, reliable, and innovative energy solutions that create value for customers, communities, employees, and investors. We do this by providing low-cost and reliable service performed by highly-adaptable and skilled employees. We provide electricity and / or natural gas to approximately 764,200 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.

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