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City Club Missoula Presents: Montana Dams - A Great Opportunity, 6/9, Missoula, Montana

June 2, 2014View for printing

Heather Grahame, vice president and general counsel of NorthWestern Energy, will tell City Club Missoula why her company wants to buy the same 11 hydroelectric dams, storage reservoir and related assets from PPL Montana that Montana Power Co, NorthWestern's predecessor, sold about 15 years ago.

Grahame will explain why the hydro facilities are a "great fit" for Montana and NorthWestern's customers, how the $900 million deal will impact communities and customers and what is the status of the transaction.

The agreement with PPL Montana, Ms. Grahame says, is a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" for NorthWestern and its customers to acquire clean, renewable sources of electricity allowing the utility "to provide stable rates to its customers over the long term."

Grahame has served in her current position at Northwestern Energy since 2010. Among her responsibilities are legal affairs, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission compliance, and risk and records management. She previously practiced law in Anchorage for 27 years, mostly in private practice representing public utilities before state and federal agencies and in court. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Oregon School of Law. While in Alaska she was a competitive cyclist and sled dog racer.

Monday, June 9, 2014

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Doubletree Hotel Edgewater Missoula,

100 Madison St.

City Club Missoula forums are open to everyone; you do not need to be a member to attend, however, reservations are required.

Reservations for the June 9th City Club Forum can be made by accessing our website for credit card reservations at Or pay at the door by check. Please call 406-541-2489 by noon, Friday, June 6. Please indicate if you want lunch, $15 per person, or the no-lunch option of forum only for $5. Please cancel if necessary by the reservation deadline. Payment is required for late cancellations and unclaimed reservations. We encourage you to find a substitute to claim your reservation.

For more information about City Club Missoula, visit or call 406-541-2489.
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