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In Judith Basin County in central Montana.
NorthWestern purchased project from Compass Wind.
Original agreement with Compass was for Spion Kop to be 24 MW. Northwestern then announced it would expand project to 40 MW. (The purchase price is $1,947 per kW for each kW of the total nameplate capacity included in the Project, which is equal to $77,880,000.) Construction began March 2012.
Approximately $8 million was spent on Montana services during construction including transportation, lodging, food, labor, materials, permitting and siting. In addition to those economic benefits, the project will generate an additional $566,000 in property taxes and fees in the local area during its first year of commercial operation. NorthWestern Energy, Compass Wind, GE and Ryan Companies also donated $10,000 to purchase new iPads for the Geyser School before the start of the current school year.
Project consists of 25 GE model 1.6-82.5 turbines.
Location confirmed with Google Earth.