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Program Overview

The Energy Bureau houses two sections: Energy Efficiency and Compliance Assistance, and Energy Planning.

The Energy Bureau’s vision is a future where Montana’s energy needs are met through sustainable means that are protective of the state’s natural and human resources. The Energy Bureau works toward this vision through specific activities that support our mission to increase Montanan’s access to energy efficiency and renewable energy, improve the state’s energy security, provide analysis of energy trends and issues, and demonstrate the benefits of compliance with environmental regulations through innovation, education, and technical and financial assistance.

If you have any questions for the Energy Bureau please visit see the list of contacts on this page or call 406-444-0281. If you would like to get involved in energy related happenings around the state, please visit our calendar for upcoming meetings and events.

If you are looking for information on the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) please visit the Department of Public Health and Human Services website, or call 1-833-317-1080 to speak to someone in the State LIEAP Office. If you're looking for information on Energy Share Montana please click here or call 1-888-779-7589.


Montana Energy Office Contacts

Bureau Chief
Dan Lloyd (406) 444-6588

Program Support Specialist
Shawna Pieske (406) 444-6460

Energy Efficiency & Compliance Assistance

Section Supervisor
Bonnie Rouse (406)444-6439

Energy Engineer
Ron Pecarina (406) 444-6590

Energy Engineer
David LeMieux (406) 444-6574

Energy Resource Professional
Paul Tschida (406) 444-6464

Small Business Ombudsman
John Podolinsky (406) 444-6592

Energy Resource Professional
Robyn Boyle (406) 444-1842 

Energy Planning

Section Supervisor
Ben Brouwer (406) 444-6459

Jeff Blend (406) 444-0218

Energy Resource Professional
Kyla Maki (406) 444-6478

Energy Resource Professional
Bill Webb (406) 444-6465

Energy Resource Professional
Meranda Bass (406) 444-6586

Energy Resource Professional
Neal Ullman (406) 444-6582

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