Help spread the word of support for the Greycliff Wind project!
On May 31st, 2016, there was a hearing at the Public Service Commission of Montana. With a decision coming likely in July, we need to show them how much support this project has generated. YOU can help!!
Locate your county in the map below to Find your district, Click the corresponding district link to generate an email to send to your PSC representative,
copy and paste the email with your info and click send!
We thank you in advance your help and support!
Below are two form emails. Read through them both, and copy and paste whichever email feels best to you. Or feel free to use any of the content to create your own email to your commissioner.
Either way, we appreciate your support for Greycliff Wind!
form email a:
Dear Commissioner __________:
With regard to the hearing on May 31, 2016, the Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) will settle commercial terms between Greycliff Wind Prime’s 25 MW wind project and NorthWestern Energy (NWE). Greycliff Wind Prime is a “Qualifying Facility” project and has made all notice and compliance filings required to compel NWE to contract with the project. This hearing represents Greycliff’s third attempt at finalizing a PPA with NorthWestern Energy. Greycliff came to agreement and executed PPAs with NorthWestern Energy twice in 2014 and 2015, as a community renewable energy project (CREP). However, Greycliff’s ownership structure was twice rejected by the Montana Public Service Commission based on unclear regulation related to Montana’s Community Renewable Energy Project (CREP) provision of Montana’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.
NWE and Greycliff agreed to attempt to negotiate the pricing and details of this QF contract. While these negotiations were fruitful in many ways, Greycliff and NWE have not reached common ground on pricing and a number of other important commercial terms.
The Greycliff Wind Prime, LLC project is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greycliff Wind, LLC, the Monanta parent development company. Greycliff Wind will create roughly 44 full-time jobs during construction. The facility represents a 25-year fully renewable solution in line with Montana’s “all-in” energy approach and is projected to generate over $8M in local property taxes and county impact fees. The Greycliff Wind project has strong local support as evidenced by a successful petition of support gathered from the local community in and around Big Timber, MT by local resident and retired Hobble Diamond Ranch manager Steve Story.
The Greycliff Wind Prime project represents a “made-in-Montana,” for Montanans opportunity, and I proudly support it. As my representative, I ask you to support this project and urge you to approve it with competitive and viable pricing so that it can move forward and provide Montanans this low-cost energy solution.
Form email b:
Dear Commissioner __________:
With regard to the hearing on May 31, 2016, the Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) will settle commercial terms between Greycliff Wind Prime’s 25 MW wind project and NorthWestern Energy (NWE). I am a strong supporter of low-cost energy for Montana, and the Greycliff project, if approved at a viable price, would not only provide a low cost energy source, but the energy would be generated right here - in Montana, for Montanans.
Additionally, I support Greycliff’s effort to reduce our country’s reliance on fossil fuels for energy, by building a responsibly sited, renewable energy project, that has carefully studied the environmental conditions, and will be sheltered from the general public and scenic views.
The Greycliff Wind Prime project represents a low-cost, responsible energy solution for Montanans, and I proudly support it. As my representative, I ask you to support this project and urge you to approve it with competitive and viable pricing so that it can move forward in order to provide Montanans it’s own home-grown, clean energy.
District 1: Travis Kavulla - firstname.lastname@example.org
District 2: Kirk Bushman - email@example.com
District 3: Roger Koopman - firstname.lastname@example.org
District 4: Bob Lake - email@example.com
District 5: Brad Johnson - firstname.lastname@example.org
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