NorthWestern Energy Issues Request for Proposals for Community-Owned Renewable Generation in Montana

NorthWestern Energy Issues Request for Proposals for Community-Owned Renewable                             Generation in Montana  PR Newswire  BUTTE, Mont., June 13, 2014  BUTTE, Mont., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE:NWE) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking up to 45 megawatts of community-owned renewable generation.  The company is required to purchase energy from qualified community renewable energy projects that meet the legal definition as a qualified renewable energy resource that has a total generating capacity under 25 megawatts with a majority ownership stake by in-state residents or entities.   While NorthWestern Energy has sufficient energy resources to generally meet customer needs and the Renewable Portfolio Standard that takes effect in 2015, it must comply with its legal requirements to enter into contracts to purchase the output from qualified community-owned projects. Communities, businesses and individuals in Montana are strongly encouraged to learn more about these projects as a way of building economic diversity that benefits both locally-owned projects and NorthWestern's customers.  All questions regarding the RFP process should also be directed to Lands Energy Consulting.  Steve Lewis slewis@landsenergy.com 206-726-3695  or  Steve Fisher sfisher@landsenergy.com 509-888-0976  The RFP and associated documents can be downloaded from Lands Energy Consulting.  About NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) NorthWestern Energy provides electricity and natural gas in the Upper Midwest and Northwest, serving approximately 678,200 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. More information on NorthWestern Energy is available on the company's website at www.northwesternenergy.com.  SOURCE NorthWestern Corporation  Website: http://www.northwesternenergy.com Contact: Media Contact, Butch Larcombe, (866) 622-8081, Butch.Larcombe@northwestern.com, or Investor Relations Contact, Travis Meyer, (605) 978-2967, Travis.Meyer@northwestern.com  
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