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Guest opinion: Hydro dams will meet NWE customer needs at lowest cost

If the Montana Public Service Commission approves NorthWestern Energy’s proposal to acquire the PPL dams, those great facilities will be dedicated to serve our Montana customers, at prices based on the cost of producing electricity, for as long as there is water in the Missouri and Clark For…

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Bob Rowe: Hydro power deal will help customers for a long time

Bob Rowe: Hydro power deal will help customers for a long time

If the Montana Public Service Commission approves NorthWestern Energy’s proposal to acquire the PPL dams, those great facilities will be dedicated to serve our Montana customers, at prices based on the cost of producing electricity, for as long as there is water in the Missouri and Clark For…

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Gazette opinion: Important questions raised but unanswered in hydropower purchase

Previously, we’ve said that a proposal by NorthWestern Energy to buy hydroelectric dams in Montana from PPL-Montana would seem to be a good deal.

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NWE CEO says dam purchase a good deal: We are not 'crooks’

NWE CEO says dam purchase a good deal: We are not 'crooks’

HELENA — NorthWestern Energy CEO Bob Rowe told state regulators Thursday that the company’s $870 million purchase of a dozen hydroelectric dams is a solid plan to rebuild the utility and benefit customers, and that suggestions that the company will unduly profit are wrong.

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Guest opinion: Keystone XL will boost crude prices in Montana

Does this sound familiar, Montana?

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'Counsel is out of touch': NorthWestern assails report from consumer expert

'Counsel is out of touch': NorthWestern assails report from consumer expert

HELENA — A consumer expert’s critique of NorthWestern Energy’s proposed $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric dams is “out of touch” with what Montana consumers want and should be rejected, the company said.

May 12, 2014 3:23 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Dam purchase makes good sense for NWE's Montana customers

I am a lifelong Montanan, was a state representative from Bozeman for 16 years, and reside in Clyde Park. I have had the honor and challenge of serving on the board of directors of NorthWestern Energy for the past five years.

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Guest opinion: NorthWestern hedging against energy price volatility

When we look back on the winter of 2013-14, we won’t remember the average temperatures. We’ll be talking about sustained periods of bitter cold in December, January, February, and even into March.

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Gazette opinion: The best dam deal for Montana

NorthWestern Energy has a great dam plan. Adding Montana hydroelectric dams to the utility’s assets will provide price stability for customers. More of the power supply for Montanans will be regulated by the Montana Public Service Commission. Less of Montana customers’ electricity will need …

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NorthWestern Energy officials to ring closing bell on stock exchange

NorthWestern Energy officials to ring closing bell on stock exchange

BUTTE — NorthWestern Energy officials will ring the closing bell today on the New York Stock Exchange.

December 11, 2013 12:28 pm Related Loading…
Lawmakers look at NorthWestern Energy dam purchase

Lawmakers look at NorthWestern Energy dam purchase

HELENA — NorthWestern Energy’s planned $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric dams will mean decades of stable customer rates after an initial increase of about 5 percent, or about $4 per month, on an average residential bill, company executives told lawmakers Friday.

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Guest opinion: Dam good plan: Hydro will diversify NWE energy portfolio

You’ve heard the news. At NorthWestern Energy, we’re bringing hydro back!

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NW Energy CEO Rowe: Utility considers climate change policy – but still relies plenty on coal

NW Energy CEO Rowe: Utility considers climate change policy – but still relies plenty on coal

BUTTE — Montana’s dominant electric utility, NorthWestern Energy, is already assuming the White House push for action on climate change isn’t going away, its president and CEO says.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

NW Energy investing in nuts and bolts of delivering gas, electricity

BUTTE — While NorthWestern Energy’s purchases of gas and electric resources often get the headlines, the company is focusing just as much or more on the nuts and bolts of delivering that energy to customers, President and CEO Bob Rowe says.

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NorthWestern proposes new headquarters for Butte

NorthWestern proposes new headquarters for Butte

BUTTE — NorthWestern Energy’s officials announced Monday that they hope to have a new general office building in Uptown Butte by the end of 2015.

April 23, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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County officials ask regulators if proposed power line can be buried

BUTTE — Butte-Silver Bow commissioners have asked state and federal regulators to study whether it’s possible and cost-effective to bury a proposed high-voltage power line to send energy to Idaho.

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Bob Rowe of Northwestern Energy

Bob Rowe of Northwestern Energy

Bob Rowe of Northwestern Energy

July 31, 2012 2:53 pmLoading…

NorthWestern Energy reports $32 million profit in 1st quarter

HELENA — NorthWestern Energy, the state's largest private gas-and-electric utility, reported Wednesday that it had $32 million in profits for the first quarter of 2012, and that it remains on track for its predicted annual earnings. 

April 25, 2012 4:35 pmLoading…
NorthWestern Energy pays $3 million in compensation to top 4 execs

NorthWestern Energy pays $3 million in compensation to top 4 execs

HELENA — NorthWestern Energy paid more than $3 million in compensation to its top four executives last year, including $1.4 million for its president and chief executive officer, Bob Rowe.

April 23, 2012 5:33 pmLoading…
NorthWestern executive salaries frozen for 3rd year, but incentives boost pay

NorthWestern executive salaries frozen for 3rd year, but incentives boost pay

HELENA — NorthWestern Energy's top executives didn't get a raise in salary last year, but they did take home incentive payments and stock awards, which pushed president and chief executive officer Bob Rowe's total compensation to $1.19 million for 2010.

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