What does Northwestern Energy do?


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NorthWestern Energy owns and operates energy production, storage, transmission and distribution. It has stations in Montana, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa, as of 2015, and supplies natural gas to 276,500 customers and transmits electricity to 416,000 customers.

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The company owns and operates natural gas production, transmission and distribution systems, as well as wind, natural gas and coal-fired resources, and the high voltage transmission systems. NorthWestern also distributes electricity directly to its customers. Its regulated electricity supply business in Montana covers 107,600 square miles.

NorthWestern's electric utility business operates generation, transmission and distribution. The company claims to have exclusive rights to supply electricity to 25 counties in South Dakota, where it also provides natural gas to 60 communities. NorthWestern Energy transports natural gas for eight gas-marketing firms, and three end user accounts in Nebraska.

The company claims to offer exceptional services to its customers and takes care of the environment in which it operates. The firm claims to operate a smart grid in electric generation and produce renewable energy, as well as offering net metering, conserving energy and helping reduce emissions. The company states that it incorporates storm water control, wildlife and habitat protection and monitors and helps mitigate against the effects on the environment from its operations.

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