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

A map showing NorthWestern Energy's service territory in Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota.

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

Employee Noel Jacobson wears a hard hat and smiles in Power Park.

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.

Newsweek lists NorthWestern Energy among America’s Greatest Workplaces

Date: Jul 12, 2023

TYPE: News

Sioux Falls, S.D./Butte, Mont. – July 12, 2023 – NorthWestern Energy is named to Newsweek’s 2023 list of America’s Greatest Workplaces.

“We understand that it is our employees who are honoring the company, as it’s a group effort to be among the country’s greatest workplaces,” NorthWestern Energy President and CEO Brian Bird said. “We are an amazing team that continues to make each other, and our company, better.”

“We strive to be an employer of choice, encouraging employees to creatively address the energy evolution with innovation and integrity,” said NorthWestern Energy Vice President Customer Care, Communications and Human Resources Bobbi Schroeppel. “We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to our employees, our most valuable asset, who are committed to providing excellent energy service for our customers every day.”

Newsweek and market-data research firm Plant-A Insights Group recognized the America’s Greatest Workplaces in the United States, by conducting a large-scale employer study based on over 389,000 company reviews.

Newsweek Global Editor in Chief Nancy Cooper said the goal is to highlight companies that are committed to offering a positive working environment, ones that treat employees respectfully, pay them fairly, provide training and advancement opportunities, and support a healthy work-life balance.

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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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