BLACK HILLS POWER ISSUES REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR COMMUNITY RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT IN MONTANA SERVICE TERRITORY
RAPID CITY, SD - Nov. 14, 2012 - Black Hills Power is requesting proposals to add to its portfolio of energy resources for its Montana customers with a qualifying renewable energy project. Black Hills Power serves approximately 30 rural residential and commercial/industrial customers in southeastern Montana.
Montana established requirements for investor-owned utilities operating in the state to collectively supply at least 50 megawatts of renewable energy credits and electricity output from qualifying community renewable energy projects beginning in 2012.
"This request is an opportunity for us to augment the power we supply customers in Montana with qualifying renewable sources of energy" said Mike Theis, director of utility strategies at Black Hills Power. "We are looking for companies that have the capabilities of meeting our needs and the requirements of the state of Montana."
Interested parties can go to www.blackhillspower.com for additional information about the request for proposals. Specific requirements for proposals and contact information for additional questions are on the website.
ABOUT BLACK HILLS POWER
Black Hills Power Inc. is the legacy utility business of Black Hills Corp. and has been delivering energy for more than 129 years. The electric utility serves 68,000 customers in 34 communities in western South Dakota, northeastern Wyoming, and southeastern Montana.
ABOUT BLACK HILLS CORP.
Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH), a diversified energy company with a tradition of exemplary service and a vision to be the energy partner of choice, is based in Rapid City, S.D., and has corporate offices in Denver and Papillion,
Neb. The company serves 765,000 natural gas and electric utility customers in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The company's non-regulated businesses generate wholesale electricity and produce natural gas, oil and coal. Black Hills' 2,000 employees partner to produce results that are improving life with energy. More information is available at www.blackhillscorp.com.
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