Montana Wind Power Development

Chinese Wind Turbines Find Home In Montana

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 23, 2012

Last week, Goldwind USA announced that it had acquired two 10 megawatt windfarms in Shawmut, Montana.

Volkswind USA will construct the farms, and has recently secured a power purchase agreement with NorthWestern Energy. Construction of the project is expected to begin shortly, with operations starting by the end of the year.

Here's what Matthew Olive, Goldwind USA's V.P. of Sales had to say. . .

This sale marks our 14th deal in the Americas sine we entered the market in June of 2010.  Our customers continue to choose Goldwind turbines because their track record of unparalleled efficiency and reliability.  We are pleased that our counterparts with Volkswind have recognized those advantages and we're excited to work with their team and with the community in Shawmut to get this project done."

Goldwind, which is actually a China-based company is aggressively moving into the U.S. market.  The company already had turbines in Minnesota, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and Iowa.  The company also recently announced a 34.5 megawatt deal and a 15 megawatt deal in Chile and Ecuador, respectively.