Utility Scale Generation

Montana’s legacy hydroelectric dams and new wind farms form the foundation of the state’s renewable energy generating mix. With ample natural resources, Montana is well-suited for utility scale renewable energy projects that can meet both in-state and export market demands. The map below highlights the utility-scale renewable energy projects active in the state.

Additional Resources

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RENEWABLE RESOURCE MAPS

The U.S. Department of Energy compiles maps of biomass, hydropower, solar photovoltaic, concentrating solar and wind energy potential in Montana.

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

The Montana Department of Commerce Energy Promotion and Development Division highlights renewable energy and fossil fuel development opportunities in Montana.

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ENERGIZE MONTANA

This Montana Department of Environmental Quality site houses information about wind data, statewide energy statistics, details utility scale renewable energy tax credits in Montana and a variety of other subjects.

About the Data

Interested in learning more about the data used for this project? To view the data in a tabular overview, download a CSV version of the data, or review the thinking that informed our calculations, visit the data overview page.