Chicago-based developer Invenergy has applied for a permit to build a $50 million, 24 MW wind farm southeast of Great Falls, Mont.
According to a company spokesperson, Invenergy filed its application with the Cascade County Planning Office for a special-use permit.
‘We have filed a permit application with the Cascade County, Montana Planning Office to build the Big Otter Wind Energy Project,’ according to a company spokesperson. ‘Invenergy looks forward to contributing to the economic development of our host community, and to providing a new supply of clean, renewable energy.’
Invenergy already owns and operates the 135 MW Judith Gap wind farm in Wheatland County, Mont.
According to a report in the Great Falls Tribune, the company has requested that construction be allowed to begin within 18 months of the issuance of a special-use permit, rather than the customary six months.