The Central Montana Wind Energy Update will begin in Great Falls at the MSU College of Technology, Heritage Hall at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 7. The same session will begin at the Elk's at 11:30 a.m. in Cut Bank on Dec. 8.
The first several hours of the Update will provide landowners with a review of commercial wind energy activity in the state, an overview of legal issues to consider when leasing by James Hackstaff of Hackstaff, Gessler, LLC, a law firm from Denver, Colo.; perspectives on leasing from a commercial wind developer, Compass Wind; an overview of landowner association models and an update on transmission line developments in Montana. The small wind session, which will begin at 6:00 p.m., will provide information to the general public on small wind systems, how to select a system, and financial assistance programs that can help to off-set expenses associated with system installation.
The same session will be offered in both Great Falls and Cut Bank. A free lunch will be served at both locations, but pre-registration for the meal is required by noon on December 4. Please contact MSU Extension Cascade County (406) 454-6980 or MSU Extension Glacier County (406)873-2239 for further information.
Sarah Hamlen at (406) 209-7679