Under the terms of the deal, Eaton will remove the original 1960-era circuit breakers and install four new breakers. It will take six months to manufacture the breakers and approximately nine months of on-site work to complete the replacement.

“Yellowtail Powerplant is an essential part of the overall Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project for both water delivery and power generation,” said Ryan. “These upgrades will help ensure our facilities remain safe and reliable well into the future.”

Yellowtail power plant in south-central Montana has a capacity of 250MW. The plant, which began operations in 1967, is managed by the Montana Area Office, which overseas the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project Eastern and Western Divisions, as well as other Reclamation activities across Montana.