NorthWestern Energy issues RFP for short-term capacity in Montana



NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy has issued a Short Term Capacity Request for Proposals today, to seek to purchase capacity and energy beginning in the summer or fall of 2020 from resources that are currently in operation and capable of providing the capacity and energy products.

It is NorthWestern Energy’s intent to purchase the products during certain months for a period spanning anywhere between one and three years. This RFP is being conducted by NorthWestern Energy’s regulated energy supply function for use in serving its regulated customers in Montana whose load is located on the NorthWestern Energy Balancing Authority.

It is NorthWestern Energy’s intent to purchase a minimum of 25 MW and a maximum of 300 MW of capacity and energy.

Proposals are due on July 24, 2020, with final selections expected Aug. 28, 2020.

Email correspondence about the products, services, scheduling or other operational matters should be addressed to [email protected]. Email correspondence concerning credit should be addressed to [email protected].

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About NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE)

NorthWestern provides electricity and / or natural gas to approximately 734,800 customers in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. We have generated and distributed electricity in South Dakota and distributed natural gas in South Dakota and Nebraska since 1923 and have generated and distributed electricity and distributed natural gas in Montana since 2002. More information on NorthWestern is available on the company’s website at


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