Chamber Luncheon - Ensuring Resource Adequacy for Montanans
Join us for a discussion regarding Montana's energy needs with NorthWestern Energy's new President/CEO, Brian Bird. Resource Adequacy is an important topic in energy today. As we move to a cleaner generation portfolio we must also ensure we have adequate generation resources to meet peak loads on the hottest and coldest days, which unfortunately many times are the same days that the wind isn’t blowing and sun isn’t shining. We at NorthWestern Energy are working to ensure we continue to deploy an all of the above generation portfolio to meet the needs of our customers at an affordable price.
President and Chief Executive Officer
NorthWestern Energy (NWE)
Brian Bird was named president and chief executive officer of NorthWestern Energy on January 1, 2023. Previously as the president and chief operating officer for two years, he oversaw the operations, including electric and natural gas transmission and distribution, energy supply, customer care, technology and corporate development. Formerly the Chief Financial Officer of NorthWestern Energy for 17 years, Brian helped the company emerge from bankruptcy and transform the financial performance and success of the organization through a disciplined growth strategy. This transformation resulted in a threefold increase in rate base investment, earnings per share and market capitalization, while also achieving credit rating upgrades from non-investment grade to its current Baa1/BBB unsecured ratings. A significant contributor to that growth was the $900 million acquisition of the Montana hydro generation portfolio. He has also cultivated a strong corporate governance practice and a world-class finance leadership team.
Lunch service to include:
A Ricotta, Spinach, and Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast
or Carved Beef Roast with Au Jus and Horseradish accompanied with an assortment of side dishes.
Please utilize the "notes" section during the registration process to communicate any dietary restriction needs.
Catering Provided By Grinders
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Friday, February 17th, 2023