Project Development, Storage, Utility Scale, Wind Power

Crownbutte Joins Wind Spirit Project

Crownbutte Wind Power Inc. announced its commitment to participate in Grasslands Renewable Energy’s innovative Wind Spirit Project. The Wind Spirit Project is expected to address the obstacles facing large-scale use of wind and solar power in the Great Plains.

The Wind Spirit Project is being designed as a transmission system to access geographically diverse renewable energy from across Montana and the Northern Great Plains. Renewable energy from multiple geographic areas will be combined with energy storage technologies and smart grid components to create a baseload renewable energy supply.

The energy for the Wind Spirit Project would be collected via series of 230KV AC transmission lines and transported to large markets using high voltage AC and DC transmission lines.

The Wind Spirit Project is an important alliance that supports Crownbutte’s strategy to develop, own and operate wind parks in prime wind resource locations that have access to existing and planned transmission systems, the company said.

“Crownbutte welcomes the opportunity to be a part of the Wind Spirit Project. This unique plan to access the western energy markets adds considerable value to Crownbutte’s project development pipeline,” said Dr. Terry Pilling, Crownbutte’s executive vice president.