Montana needs diverse energy sources to meet our energy needs. The Beaver Creek Wind Farms will provide Montana homes and businesses with affordable, reliable, homegrown energy, while creating jobs and economic development. These innovative projects would incorporate battery storage in order to be able to provide energy on demand.
Construction of the projects commenced in December of 2016, and all four facilities will be operational by December 31, 2020. During construction, the four projects will provide the local community with on average 180 jobs, and as much as 250 jobs during the peak times of construction. The combined projects shall employ approximately 22 highly skilled full time positions when operational.
The four wind farms will provide significant revenue to the area through property and sales tax, as well as revenues for the local school district and businesses. In total, the Beaver Creek Wind Farms will deliver approximately $113 million in local economic impact during construction, and $12 million during operation in rural Montana on an annual basis. In addition, the workers, contractors and landowners who work with Beaver Creek will contribute to the local economy as taxpayers and consumers, leading to a positive economic ripple effect throughout the local communities.
Caithness Beaver Creek is committed to being a supportive corporate citizen and good neighbor to the community. On behalf of the four projects, Caithness Beaver Creek anticipates partnering with local vendors to meet specific facility needs such as routine services, and readily available construction, maintenance and safety equipment.