Puget Sound Energy Develops Wind Farm - Smart Energy Decisions

Utilities, Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  December 13, 2023

Puget Sound Energy Develops Wind Farm

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) announced it is developing the Beaver Creek wind farm, a utility-scale wind project that will be located on the high plains in Stillwater County, Montana.

Since 2019, PSE has added more than 1,000 MW of renewable nameplate capacity to its system; the Beaver Creek wind farm is the latest renewable energy resource acquired by PSE. 

The wind farm will have an expected initial nameplate capacity of 248 megawatts (MW) with the opportunity to add wind turbines in neighboring Sweet Grass County, as well as a lithium-ion battery energy storage system to shape Beaver Creek's variable wind output.

"PSE is undergoing one of the largest clean energy transformations of any utility in the country," said Mary Kipp, president and CEO of Puget Sound Energy, in a statement. "Our priority is meeting our customers' demand for clean energy while continuing to deliver the safe and reliable energy they also expect."

The project will interconnect on NorthWestern Energy's system and will use existing PSE transmission on the Colstrip Transmission System to bring the wind energy to PSE customers.

The Beaver Creek project will utilize federal tax credits.

Construction is set to begin in the spring of 2024 and the facility is expected to be operational in 2025.


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