A sister company of New Jersey Natural Gas will spend $22 million to build a wind farm in Montana.
NJR Clean Energy Ventures, of Wall, will own, build and operate the farm, its first on-shore wind project, the company said in a release.
The farm will be named “Two Dot,’’ after an adjacent town, which is located about 93 miles east of Helena.
The project will have six wind turbines and produce 9.72 megawatts of electricity, which will be sold to NorthWestern Energy – a company that serves 673,000 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska.
The project was developed by Own Energy Inc., which builds mid-sized wind farms. NJR Clean Energy Ventures acquired 19 percent of OwnEnergy in 2012.
New Jersey Resources owns New Jersey Natural Gas, which serves most of Monmouth, Ocean and Morris counties.