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Montana Pumped Storage Hydro Energy Project

CIP has entered an agreement securing equity investment capital for the project Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project in Montana - a closed loop energy storage project developed by Absaroka Energy LLC.

The Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project was first proposed in 2010 and is intended to make wind turbines and other renewable energy sources more reliable, by storing the electricity they produce until it’s needed.

Described as a “hydro battery,” it would use excess power produced by wind farms or other sources to pump water from a reservoir uphill to a second reservoir. The water would be released during periods of high electricity demand, turning hydropower turbines to generate power.