Map of Clearwater wind project

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CLEARWATER  WIND PROJECT

750 Megawatts of Clean Energy in Rosebud, Custer and Garfield Counties, Montana.

Since 1998 NextEra Energy Resources’ subsidiaries have helped improve the quality of life in states across the country, and moved our nation toward energy independence.

The Clearwater Wind Project features:

  • General Electric wind turbines capable of generating up to 750 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy
  • The project is currently under construction and is scheduled to begin operations by the end of 2022

 

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

Bringing Economic Opportunities

 

Wind farms are compatible with agriculture and are fast becoming an important component of farm viability in Montana and many areas across the country. They can also generate significant economic benefits for the communities that host them.

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Employment Opportunities

Clearwater Wind will create local employment opportunities, including up to 350 construction and approximately 20 good-paying, full-time jobs to maintain and operate

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Landowners Payments

The project provides approximately $226 million* in payments to landowners - stable, reliable income families can depend on, regardless of weather

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County Tax Revenue

The project provides approximately $217 million* in additional tax revenue for Rosebud, Custer and Garfield Counties, money that can enhance local roads, schools and services

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Local Spending

Wind farms provide indirect income to local businesses, including hotels, restaurants, caterers and other companies

*Estimated over first 30 years of the project. All figures are estimated and subject to change.