Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. Selects CPower to Expand Its Commercial Demand Response Program

BALTIMORE and BISMARCK, N.D.Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CPower Energy Management Company, the nation’s leader in demand-side energy management, and Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (Montana-Dakota), a regional energy supplier to organizations in the Upper Midwest, announce the expansion of Montana-Dakota’s popular Demand Response Resources (DRR) program. The expansion of the program marks another opportunity for CPower’s nearly 1,500 commercial and industrial customers to earn revenue and support the grid.

The DRR program is an electric load response program offered to Montana-Dakota’s electric commercial and industrial customers in the states of MontanaNorth Dakota, and South Dakota. It provides businesses the opportunity to earn revenue by agreeing to reduce electricity use in response to market conditions when called on by Montana-Dakota.

“DRR has provided tremendous value to Montana-Dakota’s C&I community by providing them with revenue, resilience, and grid reliability,” said Diane Wiggins, Director of Utility Sales for CPower, Montana-Dakota’s partner in the program. Commercial and industrial customers of Montana-Dakota can enroll in the DRR program beginning in power year 2021 through 2027.

“Thanks to the overwhelming success of the program and our partnership, we are doubling the size of the program from 25 megawatts to 50 megawatts.  This expansion gives many more customers in MontanaNorth Dakota, and South Dakota the opportunity to earn revenue through committed electricity reduction, assure their energy resiliency, and contribute to a stable, reliable grid for their communities,” said Jay Skabo, Vice President – Electric Supply.

For more information on the DRR program and enrollment, visit or contact CPower at 1-844-276-9371.

About Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.
Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. distributes natural gas and generates, transmits, and distributes electricity and provides related services in the northern Great Plains. The company serves approximately 143,000 electric customers and 275,000 natural gas customers in 262 communities in North DakotaSouth DakotaMontana, and WyomingMontana-Dakota is a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc., a member of the S&P MidCap 400 index and the S&P High-Yield Dividend Aristocrats index, and is Building a Strong America® by providing essential products and services through its regulated energy delivery and construction materials and services businesses. For more information about MDU Resources, see the company’s website. For more information about Montana-Dakota, visit