Energy and Utilities

Led by Niles Hushka, President and CEO of KLJ Engineering, and Bob Rowe, President and CEO of Northwestern Energy, the Energy and Utilities Key Industry Network (KIN) was asked to identify both opportunities for and challenges to growth in Montana’s energy and utility industries. Members of this KIN discussed and formulated goals and objectives that will facilitate growth and prosperity in the industry.

Final Energy and Utility KIN Recommendation Report

Thank you to the KIN members:

  • Bob Rowe, Northwestern Energy, Butte (Co-Chair)
  • Niles Hushka, Bismarck North Dakota (Co-Chair)
  • Dan Berube, (Retired) CEO, Montana Power Company, Butte
  • Carl Borgquist, Absaroka Energy, Bozeman
  • Rich Budde, Corval Group, Billings
  • Henry Dykema, Sundance Solar Systems, LLC, Red Lodge
  • Corey Goulet, Transcanada, Calgary
  • Kathy Hadley, National Center for Appropriate Technology, Butte
  • Bob Harris, Western Area Power Administration, Billings
  • Mark Johnson, Flathead Electric, Kalispell
  • John Kappes, Mountain Water Missoula, Missoula
  • Ryan Lance, Conoco Phillips, Houston, TX
  • Brian Lipscomb, Energy Keepers, Inc., Polson
  • Elliot Mainzer, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR
  • Chris McCall, Compass Wind, Denver, CO
  • Robert McFarlane, Enbridge, Toronto
  • Joe Micheletti, Westmore Coal Company, Englewood, CO
  • Frank Morehouse, Montana Dakota Utilities, Bismark, ND
  • Alan Olson, Sanjel, Roundup
  • Don Prevost, Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric Association, Inc., Sidney
  • Ben Reed, Winpower West, Billings
  • Phil Rykhoek, Denbury Resources, Plano, TX
  • Jose Maria Sanchez Seara, NaturEner, San Francisco, CA
  • Craig Wilkins, ViZn Energy, Columbia Falls