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Northwestern Energy Offers VFD/Motors Management Training in 5 Montana Communities May 8 - 12.:


We have another training coming up the week of May 8 - May 12. This multi-city tour training on Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and motor management will be in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena ...


$3.7 Million Ryan Dam Upgrade Will Add Cost-Effective, Low-Carbon Generation for Montana Customers:


NorthWestern Energy has announced plans for a $3.7 million upgrade of three turbine units at Ryan Dam near Great Falls. The project, to be completed between 2017 and 2020, will allow the units to ...


Electric car charge stations come to Missoula Through Northwestern Energy Partnership:


The City of Missoula is making it easier for you to charge your electric car. The Park Place parking structure on East Front Street will now feature two electric car chargers. The first is in the "lease ...


Missoula Teams Up with NorthWestern Energy on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations:


Please join the City of Missoula and NorthWestern Energy for a news conference introducing two electric vehicle charging stations at the City' s Park Place parking structure at 201 E. Front St. ...
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NorthWestern Energy sending crews to California to help with power outages, storm-related issues:


NorthWestern sent 37 employees from across its Montana service territory to assist in the storm repair. The group includes journeyman linemen, apprentice linemen and groundmen, plus supervisors and a ...


Manufacturing And International Trade Day, 3/1, Helena, Montana:


Join the Great Falls Development Authority, NorthWestern Energy, Tow Haul, Ex-Im Bank, Great Falls College MSU, and Montana State Fund March 1 for Manufacturing and International Trade Day Support ...


2017 Economic Outlook - The High Wage Job Puzzle, 1/27, Missoula:


The High Wage Job Puzzle - Finding Montana's Place in the New Geography of Jobs 8 AM until 1 PM In the past, natural resources drove local economic prosperity. Economies thrived where soil ...


NorthWestern Energy announces 2017 funding for fisheries, wildlife and habitat enhancement projects on Madison and Missouri Rivers:


As part of its commitment to river stewardship and conservation, NorthWestern Energy (NWE) is providing $1.3 million in 2017 to support 45 fisheries, wildlife and habitat improvement projects within ...


NorthWestern Energy and The Missouri-Madison River Fund Trust announce funding for 2017 public recreation improvement projects:


NorthWestern Energy and the Missouri-Madison River Fund announce funding awards for eleven public recreation improvement projects on the Madison and Missouri Rivers where the company operates ...


NorthWestern Seeks Energy Generation Proposals for Montana Customers:


NorthWestern Energy plans to soon release a 2017 Request for Proposals (RFP) aimed at gauging proposals for the generation of up to 150 megawatts of electricity that could be used to serve its ...


NorthWestern Makes Changes to Customers Bills; Specific Tax Information Added:


Beginning in early January, NorthWestern Energy customers in Montana will see changes on their monthly bills, highlighted by a specific breakout of the amount of property and other taxes included ...


NorthWestern says grid is secure despite latest cyber threat :


Just before the weekend arrived, a power utility in Vermont found that hackers had penetrated a computer by placing malware on the device - a discovery that sounded the alarm at utilities across the ...


Net Metering Explained :


Policies that were put in place 20 years ago to defray the cost of renewable and home-based generation aren't keeping up with the changing times. So, by working together with our customers we envision ...


Low-cost qualifying facility to add 80-megawatts of wind to Montana portfolio of Northwestern Energy:


NorthWestern Energy has entered into an agreement with WKN Montana II to purchase the energy, capacity and environmental attributes from an 80-megawatt qualifying facility (QF) wind farm to be developed ...


NorthWestern Energy Helps Protect Customers by Joining Anti-Scam Coalition:


NorthWestern Energy is proud to stand today with its fellow electric and natural gas utility companies to observe the inaugural Utilities United Against Scams Day (UUAS Day) on Wednesday, November ...


NorthWestern Energy's property tax payments are going up this year, not down. In fact, they are going up 10 percent.:


NorthWestern's property tax bills have made lots of headlines across Montana recently. We are the state's largest property taxpayer, and our property taxes are one of our largest costs of doing ...


NorthWestern, City of Bozeman, MSU Launch Solar Project:


Officials from NorthWestern Energy, the City of Bozeman and Montana State University launched the Bozeman Solar Project today with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. The pilot project represents a partnership ...


Installation work has begun on Northwestern's Bozeman Solar Project:


Earlier this year, the city of Bozeman, Montana State University and Northwestern Energy, partnered together to start Bozeman's Solar Project. The goal is to understand how solar energy can fit into ...


PSC stands firm in denying NorthWestern Energy rate increase for Colstrip outage:


A resounding "no" came from the Montana Public Service Commission Tuesday, as the commission reaffirmed it's decision last March to deny an $8.2 million rate increase for NorthWestern Energy. The utility ...


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Montana regulators suspend required rate for new solar projects:


State regulators voted Thursday to allow NorthWestern Energy to temporarily negotiate contracts with companies that propose building solar energy projects in Montana, rather than paying the set rate ...


As solar energy heats up, NorthWestern tries to eclipse movement:


NorthWestern Energy is asking Montana to pull the plug on solar projects, at least until the utility can get better terms from the state on ones it legally can't refuse. The utility, which provides ...


NorthWestern Energy Files Annual Electricity Supply-Cost Tracker to Montana Public Service Commission:


orthWestern Energy has submitted its annual electricity supply cost tracker to the Montana Public Service Commission for review with the July rate remaining essentially the same as last year's ...


NorthWestern Energy is again warning customers about a scam involving the collection of overdue utility bills.:


A number of customers around our service area have reported receiving suspicious telephone calls in recent days. Although this activity has been reported for several years, it is once again ...


Building Operator Certification Training For Facilities Operators, 06/21, Helena:


The Building Operator Certification (BOCĀ®) program trains facilities personnel to understand how building systems work together and how to bring them to their most efficient level of operation. Level ...


Butte celebrates completion of NorthWestern energy's new HQ:


Butte celebrated the completion of NorthWestern Energy's new headquarters building in Uptown. Nearly two years to the day that ground was broken on the project. A crowd gathered in front of the office ...


Renewable energy advocates discuss future of traditional utility companies:


The one person who wasn't a member of the Northwest Energy Coalition was the one most of the 100 members wanted to hear from at the advocacy group's spring conference in Missoula. So NorthWestern ...


Ribbon Cutting and Public Tours Set for New Northwestern Energy Butte General Office on May 21:


NorthWestern Energy has announced that it will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and provide public tours of its new Butte General Office at 11 E. Park St. on Saturday, May 21. The ribbon-cutting will ...


The NW Energy Coalition Clean And Affordable Energy Conference, 5/19-20, Missoula, Montana:


Join the NW Energy Coalition at the next edition of the Northwest's premier clean energy conference. The Spring 2016 NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference will be held in beautiful Missoula, Mont., ...


Column on NorthWestern building out of line:


On April 21, I spoke to a group of Montana economic development professionals titled "what happens when the media calls." It was within hours of reading the Independent Record's highly critical and factually ...

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