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Advance Renewable Rate Option (Green Tariff) Program Development and Participation (2.E.1.)

Status Indicators: Complete | In Progress| Not Yet Started

A renewable rate option (i.e. green tariff) would provide NorthWestern Energy customers with the opportunity to purchase up to 100% clean electricity from a new renewable energy project in Montana. Bozeman will work with partner communities and NorthWestern Energy to develop a renewable rate option. 

The City of Bozeman, Missoula County, and the City of Missoula have been working with NorthWestern Energy for the past several years to develop the Green Power Program that will offer NorthWestern Energy customers the opportunity to subscribe to renewable energy produced in Montana. On November 28, 2023, the Bozeman City Commission authorized the City Manager to sign the Green Power Program Term Sheet. While non-binding, the term sheet negotiated with NorthWestern Energy serves as the framework for how the program will work going forward. 

  • The Sustainability Division will continue to work with Missoula partners and NorthWestern Energy to advance the Green Power Program, including the finalization and adoption of a Lead Community Agreement and rate filing with the Montana Public Service Commission.