Career training and projects at schools in Montana. Contacts. Tweet. About WINDExchange The 25x’25 Alliance is dedicated to securing 25% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025. Clean Energy Group assists states to create and implement innovative practices and public funding programs for clean energy project deployment; creates networks of U.S. and international policy makers to address climate stabilization strategies; and advances effective distributed innovation theories, finance, and commercialization tools for new climate technologies. The study confirms that if the transmission line is decommissioned, NorthWestern Energy will have to make significant investments to handle peak customer energy needs, and to import enough energy from the West to provide reliable service to Montana customers. All rights reserved. Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report, MW Under Construction Montana Renewable Development Action Plan, BPA.gov - Bonneville Power Administration, Idaho - BPA Public, Tribal and IOU Customers, Idaho State 116th Congressional Districts and BPA Public, Tribal and IOU Customers, Montana State 116th Congressional Districts, Montana State 116th Congressional Districts and BPA Public, Tribal and IOU Customers, Oregon State 116th Congressional Districts, Oregon State 116th Congressional Districts and BPA Public, Tribal and IOU Customers, BPA Public, Tribal and Private Utility Customer Service Territories, Washington State 116th Congressional Districts, Washington State 116th Congressional Districts and BPA Public, Tribal and IOU Customers. University of Montana School of Law. The Colstrip Transmission System is especially important as additional Montana generation is slated to be shuttered. To view a list of wind research and development projects in Montana funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Montana from the dropdown menu. Additional ownership of the Colstrip Power Plant provides NorthWestern Energy the opportunity to purchase additional ownership of the Colstrip Transmission System and to influence that asset’s future, preserving its functionality so that it can continue to serve Montana customers’ energy demands, ___________________________________________________________________________________. Montana 50-Meter Community-Scale Wind Resource Map; Montana 30-Meter Residential-Scale Wind Resource Map; Montana Potential Wind Capacity Chart; Wind Education & Training. Canadian utilities build at still other voltage levels. NorthWestern Energy studied several scenarios to determine the critical role of the 500 kV transmission line from Colstrip in the reliable operation of the Montana transmission system used to deliver energy to industrial, retail and residential customers. Formula Rate postings for transmission service under the Montana OATT are also available in the “Tariffs / FERC Filings” folder on OASIS. For more information, you may contact us via email or call (605) 995-4416.