Rim Rock Wind Farm achieves commercial operation

A wind turbine

A Rim Rock Turbine generates energy in Montana. (Photo by NaturEner)

Western’s Connections blog first shared that the Rim Rock Wind Farm’s planned to interconnect through the Montana Alberta Tie Limited transmission line (a project supported through Western’s Transmission Infrastructure Program) in a post last Jan. 10, 2012. Even though Western’s involvement with MATL was completed last fall, the wind farm announced another milestone yesterday.

NaturEner publicized Jan. 10 that the commercial operations of its Rim Rock Wind Farm near Kevin, Mont., started Dec. 28, 2012.

The 189-megawatt Rim Rock Project is expected to generate enough energy each year to power the equivalent of nearly 60,000 homes. The power will be sold to Morgan Stanley Capital Group, while the environmental attributes will be sold to San Diego Gas & Electric to help SDG&E meet California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.

Once construction of MATL is complete, the line will distribute the power generated at the wind farm.

You can read more about the wind farm on NaturEner’s website.

So thinking back, what accomplishments have you seen in the last year?

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