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Nordex extends service agreements for 400 MW of wind energy in U.S.

Nordex has received an order from NaturEner USA, LLC to provide Premium O&M services for their 400 MW fleet of Acciona Windpower wind turbines in Montana, USA. The related wind projects are: Glacier Wind phases 1 & 2, located near Ethridge and Rim Rock, located near Kevin. The three wind power projects consist of 266 … Continue reading Nordex extends service agreements for 400 MW of wind energy in U.S.

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Pattern Development Completes Construction and Begins Operation at Stillwater Wind Farm in Montana

79.75 MW wind power facility to power 23,000 homes annually and generate $18 million in tax revenue over 25 years. Montana has a new wind power facility. Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (“Pattern Development”) today announced it has completed construction and begun operations at its 79.75 megawatt (MW) Stillwater Wind facility located in Stillwater County, … Continue reading Pattern Development Completes Construction and Begins Operation at Stillwater Wind Farm in Montana

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Ultra low-cost wind energy project will save utility customers money

It’s not often we celebrate something happening at NorthWestern Energy. However, there were two recent renewable energy developments at the utility in the last two weeks that deserve recognition — both in terms of recognizing the larger benefits of renewables over fossil fuels like coal and gas, and in reducing energy costs. In short, while … Continue reading Ultra low-cost wind energy project will save utility customers money

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Pattern Development Completes Financing of Stillwater Wind Power Project in Montana

Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (“Pattern Development”) today announced completion of a construction financing, letter of credit facility and term tax equity financing commitment for the approximately 79.75 megawatt (MW) Stillwater Wind project located in Stillwater County, Montana.   “This successful closing of construction financing for our first wind project in Montana demonstrates our access … Continue reading Pattern Development Completes Financing of Stillwater Wind Power Project in Montana

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NorthWestern Energy Signs Agreement with OwnEnergy for Montana Community Wind Farm

NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE), and OwnEnergy, Inc., a developer of Community Wind projects, today announced that they have signed a 25-year Qualifying Facility Agreement, for the 9.7 megawatt Two Dot Wind Farm. The project is located in Wheatland County, near the town of Two Dot, about 90 miles NW of Billings. OwnEnergy will sell the … Continue reading NorthWestern Energy Signs Agreement with OwnEnergy for Montana Community Wind Farm

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Over $650 Million in savings possible on Montana electric bills by growing wind energy

Montana households and business owners will be able to keep more money in their pockets by the state continuing to grow its wind energy resources according to new data released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF). The new data comes from calculations made using the U.S. Department … Continue reading Over $650 Million in savings possible on Montana electric bills by growing wind energy

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New wind farm with 15 wind turbines going up near Fairfield

Construction of a 25 MW, 15 wind turbines new wind farm is expected to begin Monday, following difficult negotiations between the developer and NorthWestern Energy, which will purchase the power. It’s called Greenfield Wind LLC. The Montana Public Service Commission, which had rejected a settlement agreement on the power purchase price between NorthWestern and WINData … Continue reading New wind farm with 15 wind turbines going up near Fairfield

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Montana-Dakota Utilities Buys Wind Energy

This wind power project consists of 43 turbines producing just over 107 megawatts of electricity. Allete Clean Energy is developing the project. It’s expected to be completed by December 2015. MDU is paying about $200 million for the Thunder Spirit Wind project is located on the North Dakota-South Dakota border. Originally MDU had a contract … Continue reading Montana-Dakota Utilities Buys Wind Energy

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Montana-Dakota Utilities Buys Wind Power Facility

ALLETE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE:ALE), has finalized a major development agreement with Montana-Dakota Utilities, a division of MDU Resources Group (NYSE: MDU).   ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE) acquired the rights to develop a wind farm near Hettinger, N.D., about 100 miles southwest of Bismarck. ACE will develop and construct a 107 … Continue reading Montana-Dakota Utilities Buys Wind Power Facility

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Montana wind farm operator sues California utility for breach of contract

NaturEner, which owns and operates three wind farms in Montana, sued a California utility on Friday for breaching contracts to invest in the Rim Rock wind farm.  The lawsuit also seeks to prevent the utility from reneging on its contractual promise to buy the renewable energy generated at the facility. San Diego Gas & Electric, … Continue reading Montana wind farm operator sues California utility for breach of contract

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Wind energy delivers good value for Montana customers

“It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.” ? Henry Ford PPL’s announcement that it will mothball its 44-year-old Corette coal plant in 2015 generated a lively conversation this election season. The plant is old, dirty, and uncompetitive in today’s market. Yet, little … Continue reading Wind energy delivers good value for Montana customers

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Wind energy delivers good value for Montana

PPL’s announcement that it will mothball its 44-year-old Corette coal plant in 2015 generated a lively conversation this election season. The plant is old, dirty, and uncompetitive in today’s market. Yet, little coverage has focused on the relative benefits for Montana in this story. I would like to offer a few facts for the reader’s … Continue reading Wind energy delivers good value for Montana

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Wind energy PTC good for Montana

Bob Winger’s recent editorial arguing against the wind production tax credit ignores the purpose of this incentive and immense economic and environmental benefits that wind energy provides to Montana. The production tax credit has helped Montana develop a new industry that creates hundreds of jobs and contributes millions of dollars to Montana’s economy. Wind energy … Continue reading Wind energy PTC good for Montana

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