Our Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

We know having the privilege to be your energy provider comes with both a profound obligation and wonderful opportunity to be good stewards of the environment.

Clean Energy

Our Commitment to Clean Energy

At NorthWestern, we understand that almost everything we do to produce and deliver energy to our customers impacts the environment. With every business decision at NorthWestern,  from the planning of new transmission lines to the licensing requirements of our hydroelectric plants to evaluating the impacts of new energy resources being added to our supply portfolio, we consider the environmental consequences. Our Environmental Policy establishes that we will provide cost-effective, reliable and stably priced energy while being good stewards of the natural resources and complying with environmental regulations.

Clean Hydroelectricity

We own 10 hydroelectric generating facilities in Montana, which supplied 40% of our electric generation in 2020.

65% Carbon Free

In 2020, 65% of our electric generation was from carbon-free resources, two times more than the U.S. electric power industry (which is 29% carbon free).

South Dakota Wind Energy

Nearly half of our electricity for our South Dakota customers comes from wind resources.

Where Does Your Energy Come From?

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Where Does Your Energy Come From?

65% of our electric generation portfolio comes from carbon-free resources. Over the last decade, we have reduced the carbon intensity of our Montana generation portfolio by more than 50%.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

We're committed to reducing the carbon intensity of our electric energy portfolio for Montana by 90% by 2045. Over the last decade, we have already reduced our carbon intensity by more than 50%. That's just one of our ESG initiatives.