in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Montana's Green Electricity Buying Cooperative (GEBCO) has been awarded $31.7 million in Clean Renewable Energy Bond (CREB) funding for the development of two wind farms and that will produce a combined total of about 20 MW of power.

The two wind farms will be placed on properties in McCone and Yellowstone counties. According to Russ Doty, GEBCO's executive director, these projects will make it possible for Montana residents to buy either all or a part of their electricity from renewable energy produced in the state. He says that under Montana law, any Montana residential customers of an "investor-owned utility" can become members of the cooperative.

The CREBs were awarded under the Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2005, which provides $800 million over the next two years for clean energy projects, including a total of approximately $72 million in CREBs grants to Montana projects. (See "IRS Announces CREB Awards.")


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.


Texas Comptroller Attacks Wind Power, And Industry Fights Back

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently released a report calling for an end to wind power subsidies. The Wind Coalition has responded, saying the report is riddled with misinformation.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934