HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Glacier Wind Farm in north-central Montana has almost doubled its power generating capacity to 210 megawatts under a recent expansion.

Representatives of NaturEner, the Spanish company that developed the wind farm, joined Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Wednesday to dedicate the completion of the project -- the state's largest wind energy development to date.

In September, NaturEner announced it would build another wind farm 25 miles north of the Glacier site that will generate an additional 309 megawatts of electricity.

That project is being built to coincide with construction of a new transmission between Montana and Canada -- the Montana Alberta Tie line.

Copyright 2009 The AP.

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