Wind energy developers have invested $1.5 billion in wind development in Montana and have created 100 permanent jobs and 1,500 construction jobs, Gov. Steve Bullock said May 26 as he viewed the Fairfield Wind and Greenfield Wind projects in Teton County.

Wind energy is already an active part of Montana’s energy production industry and will likely continue to grow as the nation puts an even higher emphasis on renewable resource, Bullock said.

Following the tour at the wind farms site north of Fairfield, Bullock hosted his third energy roundtable in Great Falls, soliciting input and engagement from energy stakeholders, business owners, and industry and policy leaders from across Montana.