Solar developer fights bill to shorten clean-power contracts

A bill limiting the length of contracts for small, renewable power projects would undercut a $100 million-plus proposed solar-power project near Billings, an attorney for the developer says.

“We are at the point right now where my clients are coming into this state and saying, `We want to do business here’ – and Senate Bill 102 says, `No, not here – go somewhere else,’” attorney Mike Uda told MTN News Wednesday.

SB102, which passed the Senate last month on a 25-24 vote, has its first House hearing Friday, before the House Energy, Technology and Federal Relations Committee.