The 15th Annual Energy Open Conference and Golf Tournament will be held on August, 16th and 17th, 2018 in Colstrip the “Energy Capital of Montana.”

SouthEastern Montana Development (SEMDC,) and Colstrip UNITED cordially invite 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 9:00 am on Thursday August 16th at Colstrip High School with registration and networking opportunities. Numerous speakers will round out the morning. Lunch will be served prior to the attendees departing on two different tours. The two tours will feature the Colstrip Power Plant Complex (coal fired power generation,) the Boilermakers Training Center (workforce training,) Rye Park, and Castle Rock Lake (environmental and quality of life benefits,) and the Western Energy Rosebud Coal Mine (mining, safety, and award-winning reclamation efforts.) The first day will conclude with a dinner in  Mulligans at the golf course.

On Friday, August 17th, 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” Corporate Trophy and the $20,000 Hole In One prize. The golf teams will be treated to a breakfast prior to the tee time of 10 am. The day will conclude with a scholarship raffle and a tournament awards presentation.

The Energy Open is free 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