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17th Annual Energy Open to be Held Aug 13th and 14th


The 17th Annual Energy Open Conference and Golf Tournament will still be held in Colstrip, MT, the “Energy Capital of the World”, on August 13th and 14th, 2020.

Southeastern Montana Development Corporation (SEMDC) cordially invites the public to participate in this unique event which “showcases the economic benefits of responsible energy development.”  This is a great opportunity to tour unique energy facilities, network with energy leaders, decision makers, legislators, and golf one of Montana’s most challenging public courses.

The Energy Open starts at 9am on Thursday, August 13th at Colstrip High School with registration and tremendous networking opportunities.  A group of selected speakers will round out the morning.  Lunch will be served prior to the attendees departing on a tour.  The Rosebud Mine tour will feature coal mining, safety, and award winning reclamation efforts of Westmoreland Rosebud Mining.  The first day will conclude with a banquet featuring Keynote Speaker, Alan Olson, Executive Director of the Montana Petroleum Association.

On Friday, August 14th, the Ponderosa Butte Golf Course in Colstrip will host the Energy Open 18 Hole Golf Tournament with lots of prizes, a shot at the “Coal Cup” Trophy and the $20,000 Hole in One prize.  The golf teams will be treated to a breakfast prior to the tee time of 10am.  The day will conclude with a tournament awards presentation.

The Energy Open is open to the public, but prior registration is required.  For more general information, please contact SEMDC at (406)748-2990 or email or  Additional information is available at our website at

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