Bob Rowe and Dave Goodin will be featured speakers at Billings energy conference in March.
Senator Steve Daines today announced that Bob Rowe, President and CEO of NorthWestern Energy, and Dave Goodin, President and CEO of MDU Resources Group, Inc., will join a growing group of featured speakers at Montana Energy 2016.
“Montana Energy 2016 is focused on growing Montana’s energy potential both today and far into the future – something that Bob Rowe and Dave Goodin are working to do every day,” Daines stated. “Bob and Dave know first hand what it takes to provide Montana families with reliable access to affordable energy and I’m excited that they’ll be joining us as keynote speakers at Montana Energy. They will provide tremendous insight into Montana’s energy infrastructure and share how technology and innovation have helped move their companies forward.”
Montana Energy 2016 will be held in Billings on March 30-31 and will serve as the largest avenue to discuss Montana’s energy potential. It is back for a third round this spring with a fresh new look and perspective. Led by Daines, the two-day comprehensive conference will continue the discussion around state and national energy opportunities and provide an all-encompassing look at Montana’s energy potential.
Bob Rowe has served as the President and CEO of NorthWestern Energy since August 2008. Bob has 20-plus years of energy and utility industry experience. He served as Chairman of Western Energy Institute in 2012-2013, and is Co-Chair of IRR, an Institute of the Edison Foundation focused on advancing the adoption of innovative and efficient technologies among electric utilities and their technology partners that will transform the power grid. Bob served as the chairman and commissioner of the Montana Public Service Commission from 1993-2004, and he served as president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).
Dave Goodin was elected president and CEO of MDU Resources Group effective January 4, 2013. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Cascade Natural Gas Corp., Great Plains Natural Gas Co., Intermountain Gas Co. and Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. Dave began his career with the company in 1983 when he was hired as a division electrical engineer at Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. He was promoted to division electric superintendent in 1989, electric systems supervisor in 1993, electric systems manager in 1999, vice president of operations in 2000 and executive vice president of operations and acquisitions in 2007. Dave has a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from North Dakota State University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard School of Business. He is a registered professional engineer in North Dakota.
Sponsors of the conference include Daines, MDU Resources, NorthWestern Energy, the Montana Contractors’ Association, the Montana Coal Council, the Montana Petroleum Association, the Montana Chamber Foundation and KLJ.
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