Greycliff Wind Prime LLC on Aug. 17 asked the Montana Public Service Commission to require NorthWestern Energy to set terms and conditions for NorthWestern to buy power from a 25-MW wind project that is a qualifying facility (QF) under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).
Greycliff said that NorthWestern had up to that point not engaged in setting those terms and conditions. Greycliff noted that this project has twice been before the commission as part of efforts to get it declared a Community Renewable Energy Project (CREP), with the commission both times failing to approve the project due to concerns about whether project financing met state law. The current proposal from Greycliff is modeled on the prior CREP proposals, with extra elements added to comply with PURPA.
This 25-MW project would be located near Big Timber, Montana. The project contact information is for National Renewable Solutions LLC out of Minnesota.