Wind in Montana

Montana has wind, lots of wind.

The state is ranked among the top five for wind power potential and several large, utility-scale wind farms are in operation. A recent report by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council indicates that Montana's wind resources may be consistently more productive than the Columbia River Gorge.

Montana's total capacity of installed commercial wind turbines was about 650 megawatts in 2015.

About 7 percent of the electricity generated in Montana that year came from wind, a percentage that is expected to continue to grow.


 Judith Gap Wind Farm, Credit: Montana Film Office

The following links offer more information about wind and wind development opportunities in Montana.


Wind and Transmission Working Group Information: 

Montana Guidelines and Statutes for Wind Development: 


Developers' Finance Resources: 


Developers' Wind Resource Assessment Resources:


Other Helpful Links:


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