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Idaho Power Wind Agreement OK'd

by Staff, Freelance Writer
Capital Press, October 14, 2005

Idaho-based Idaho Power Co. will purchase up to 10 average megawatts of wind-generated power nine months of the year for the next 20 years from the Arrow Rock Wind Generating Project about 100 miles northwest of Billings, Mont.

The agreement was announced by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, which approved the sales agreement Oct. 4.

NorthWestern Energy will deliver the energy from its Montana facility to the IPCo. system. That transmission agreement guarantees IPCo. firm energy from the wind plant, rather than the intermittent energy generally associated with such projects, an IPUC announcement said.

Arrow Rock has the capacity to produce up to 19.5 megawatts, but the project usually will not exceed 10 megawatts., the announcement said.

The project qualifies as a small power production facility.

Idaho Power Wind Agreement OK'd
Capital Press, October 14, 2005

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