Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply a 19 MW Smart Power Generation power plant to Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU) in Sidney, Montana. New generation capacity is needed to meet the growing electricity demand in Montana-Dakota’s service area. The power plant will be fast-track delivered and is scheduled to be fully operational during the fall of 2015.
The power plant will add large internal combustion engine (ICE) based generation to Montana-Dakota Utilities’ portfolio. The plant will comprise of two Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural gas.
Wärtsilä’s total installed generating capacity in the United States is currently some 2,400 MW.