Re-powering the Flathead: New Report Available

by Catherine Haug, November 3, 2011

The new report by Repowering the Flathead is now available. You can download an electronic copy online at Report: Re-powering the Flathead, or call to reserve a $10 hard copy  at 756-8993, or email at The report is 116 pages long.

For the last 3 years, Repowering has been working on this report which provides “information to decision makers in the Flathead Valley about current and future opportunities in energy use, and to best position these decision makers to harness those opportunities as they arise. With abundant renewable energy sources, innovative technology, and outstanding entrepreneurship, the Flathead has an extraordinary opportunity to create a new direction for energy use and development in our region.”

This is an in-depth report that discusses the following main topics by chapter:

  • Introduction, including: Vision, Mission & History
  • The Big Picture: drivers, benefits, challenges, cause for hope, & examples
  • The Flathead Picture: existing energy use by source and sector, infrastructure, energy programs and success stories
  • Energy challenges: cost, risk, infrastructure, information limitations, regulatory framework, and organizational cultural expectations
  • Opportunities: conservation & efficiency; local energy supply; energy programs, information; regulation, financing & pricing
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Glossary of terms
  • Appendix B: Success stories
  • Appendix C: Resources

Here’s a direct link to the pdf version of this 116 page report: Report: Re-powering the Flathead (pdf). The file is 2.4 MB in size so don’t try to download if you have dial-up internet.

Check out my 2010 post on related topic: Energy Sources & Consumption (June 20, 2010).

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