Responsible & Reliable Clean Energy Supply
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NorthWestern Energy is the primary energy utility serving the Bozeman community, providing electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, and some industrial customers. To lower energy-related emissions, the City will strongly encourage NorthWestern Energy to integrate more clean energy and will work to expand opportunities for distributed energy generation. Other topics and issues that will be addressed related to clean energy include energy efficiency, access and affordability, electric grid reliability, a just and equitable transition to a clean energy economy, and protecting air quality and the environment.

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Increase Utility Clean Energy Mix
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Bozeman’s gas and electric utility, NorthWestern Energy, will play a significant role in reaching Bozeman’s goals of a 26% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 from 2008 levels and 100% net clean electricity by 2030.  The City of Bozeman will partner with NorthWestern Energy and other stakeholders to encourage advancing the adoption of renewable energy and storage capacity. 

Develop and Promote Utility Green Power Programs
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Collaborate with NorthWestern Energy and stakeholders to introduce and support voluntary clean energy purchase programs for residents and businesses.

Increase Community-Based Distributed Renewable Energy Generation
About the Solution

Increase community adoption of local renewable energy on public and private properties. Distributed renewable energy technologies include on-site solar, community solar, methane capture, and small wind and hydro generation.