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REC Silicon May Sell Montana Facility
REC Silicon announced Thursday it’s considering the sale of its Butte, Montana facility, which produces silane gas for use in semiconductors. 
Oct 4, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, China, Trump, Asia, North America, REC Silicon, Montana facility, James A. May
Montana's biggest solar project has a power agreement
Montana's second-largest organized solar project, the 150-MW Cabin Creek solar farm, currently being established by Clenera in Fallon County, is now the biggest in the state to relocate froward with growth, after signing a power purchase arrangement (PPA) with Basin Electric Power Cooperative. The PPA is for 15 years, with a reported expense of power under $30/MWh for Basin Electric. Basin Electric is comprised of 141 smaller sized electrical cooperatives, spread out across nine states, for an overall electrical client base of around 3 million. Majority of Montana's 25 in-state electrical cooperatives belong to Basin Electric and also will get power from it. Over the 15-year lifespan of the contract, the Cabin Creek solar farm is expected to generate enough power to power 30,000 houses. Beyond the power contract, the project is expected to generate $8 million in property taxes to Fallon County, plus an added $5 million to the state. The project will develop concerning 300 work when construction begins in 2022 or early 2023, after which an additional five will certainly be developed for preserving the project. The project is anticipated to find internet by the end of 2023. The project is in fact readied to be included two separate 75-MW solar arrays, each extending 550 acres and located near to one another. It's rather common for larger projects to be divided right into multiple ranges, normally on either side of a roadway. And Also while Cabin Creek is readied to be Montana's largest solar installment, this classification is one that it likely will not hold for long. The project's designer, Clenera, is likewise seeking to create a 160-MW solar project north of Dillon, Montana. This project would be situated on about 1,300 acres, yet is being stood up as Clenera attempts ahead to terms on rates with NorthWestern Energy, the project's initial interested customer. The objective was to originally bring this project on-line by the end of 2021, however without a power agreement in position, this schedule grows an increasing number of not likely day by day.
Jun 23, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Montana, North America
Montana Developer Ready to Build Modern-Day Pumped Hydro Storage
former Navy prosecutor turned Montana-based clean energy developer wants to build the first pumped hydro storage facility the U.S. has seen in years.
Aug 14, 2019 // Storage, USA, storage, Absaroka Energy, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Montana, Carl Borgquist
REC Group Chief Executive Officer Steve O'Neil leaving firm end of February
is stated to be going back to his family home town in Montana, US but will continue to be on the Board of REC Solar Pte. Ltd. and its associates, which
Feb 16, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, Asia, REC Group, Singapore, heterojunction solar cell, Jan Enno Bicker, Steve O’Neil
Fifteen-year PPA for 150 MW solar project in US
Montana's second-largest planned solar project, the 150 MW Cabin Creek solar farm, presently being established by Clenera in Fallon County, is currently the largest in the state to progress with advancement, after authorizing a power acquisition contract (PPA) with Basin Electric Power Cooperative. The PPA is for 15 years, at a reported price of power under $30/MWh for Basin Electric. Basin Electric is included 141 smaller sized electric cooperatives, spread across nine states, for a total electric consumer base of around 3 million people. More than half of Montana's 25 in-state electrical cooperatives belong to Basin Electric and will receive power from it. Over the 15-year life-span of the agreement, the Cabin Creek solar ranch is expected to generate adequate electrical power to power 30,000 houses. Beyond the power contract, the project is anticipated to produce $8 million in property taxes to Fallon County, plus an added $5 million to the state. It will develop about 300 tasks when building and construction starts in 2022 or early 2023, after which an additional 5 will be produced for maintaining the project. The installment is anticipated to find online by the end of 2023. The project will in fact feature two separate 75-MW solar arrays, each spanning 550 acres. It's relatively common for bigger projects to be split into multiple ranges, usually on either side of a road. And while Cabin Creek is readied to be Montana's largest solar installment, this designation is one that it likely will not hold for long. The project's programmer, Clenera, is likewise aiming to create a 160 MW solar project north of Dillon, Montana. The project would certainly be situated on about 1,300 acres, however is being stood up as Clenera tries to complete pricing with NorthWestern Energy, the project's preliminary interested purchaser. The objective was to at first bring the project online by the end of 2021, yet without a power contract in position, this timetable is expanding an increasing number of unlikely every day.
Jun 23, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Markets & Finance News, USA, PPA, North America
REC Silicon hit by call-in of $17m loan related to failed wafer operation
its other production facility, a polysilicon and silane gas plant in Butte, Montana, also in the U.S. Buffer needed With only $46.2 million in the bank at the
Dec 23, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, Washington, Europe, North America, Norway, REC Silicon, Nordea
A banner year for advancing non-battery storage
by pumping water uphill for 10-14 hours, as indicated by plans for projects in Montana and Arizona.   Most of the 27 licensed pumped hydro projects in the
Nov 1, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Solar to Fuel, USA, Canada, Germany, Europe, North America, CRYOBattery, non-battery storage, Power-to-hydrogen, thermal storage, Ice Energy, Siemens Gamesa, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels, cryogenic energy storage, solar cryogenic storage
Keystone XL developer becomes PPA offtaker for Alberta PV project
by the Nebraska Public Service Commission. It still faces a challenge in Montana, where a 2018 ruling by US District Court Judge Brian Morris blocked all
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Canada, PPA, Donald Trump, North America, calgary, alberta, greengate, perimeter, tc energy, keystone xl
REC Silicon prepared to power down the rest of its operation
it was prepared to field offers for its other U.S. production line, in Butte, Montana. Silane gas operation The fact any sale would leave the
Oct 4, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Tariffs, USA, China, Trump, Asia, North America, Silicon ASA, REC Silicon, Barack Obama
Several buyers keen on REC Silicon’s Butte facility, CTO tells PV Tech
it is considering selling its silane gas facility in Butte, in the US state of Montana. Sales from the plant, which produces gas and polysilicon materials
Oct 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Washington, polysilicon, Montana, North America, REC Silicon, trade war, silane gas, James May
REC Silicon sells last remnants of Moses Lake polysilicon
silane gas, with both products generated at its various other fab, in Butte, Montana. However, even that remnant of manufacturing activity could be intimidated,
Aug 5, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, Washington, Europe, polysilicon, Montana, North America, Norway, REC Silicon
FERC signals mention support for solar projects in PURPA, MOPR rulings
allow qualifying facility status under PURPA to the Broadview Solar center in Montana, having ruled versus this last September as a result of an inconsistency on
Mar 22, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, USA, FERC, North America, PJM Interconnection, auctions and tenders, floor price, MINIMUM offer price rule, MOPR, Gizelle Wray, Jessica Bayles
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Apr 28, 2020
Behind the surge of US utility-driven solar
Northwestern Energy, which last year acquired a 25% stake in a coal plant in Montana, citing integrity issues. The energy noted the investment would aid it satisfy
Oct 5, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Trump, North America, biden, utility solar, Devashree Saha
Declining Renewable Costs Drive Focus on Energy Storage
projects are in process, including the Gordon Butte project in Montana. The Gordon Butte system, which has been permitted and is expected to begin
Jan 8, 2020 // Storage, Market Research, USA, storage, NREL, Hawaii, North America