NorthWestern Energy has entered a power purchase agreement with Apex Solar LLC. For 80 megawatts of generation from a solar facility being developed in Beaverhead County near Dillon. The facility is required to begin delivery of generation in November 2022. When it comes online NorthWestern Energy expects to have 177 megawatts of solar generation serving Montana customers. The utility also has a power purchase agreement for an 80-megawatt solar facility under development in Yellowstone County which is scheduled to begin delivering generation next January.