Montana’s Transmission System Ready For New Wind Energy, Report Says

Montana’s Transmission System Ready For New Wind Energy, Report Says

News Type: State, Regional Source: MT Public Radio
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Montana could play a significant role in meeting the demand for renewable energy in the Pacific Northwest, according to a new study from the Bonneville Power Administration and the state of Montana.

The report follows a meeting last December when energy developers and utility companies from across the Northwest met in Helena to talk about Montana’s energy future and the growing demand for less carbon emitting power.

Jeff Fox with Renewables Northwest says it answers a question about whether the state had an electricity transmission system capable of carrying new wind energy westward if it were developed.