Wind in Montana

Judith Gap Wind Farm, Credit: Montana Film Office


Montana is ranked among the top five states for wind power potential and several large, utility-scale wind farms are in operation. A 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 805 megawatts at the end of 2018. 

About 8 percent of the electricity generated in Montana in 2016 came from wind, a percentage that is expected to continue to grow.

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