Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has signed a power purchase agreement for the output fo a new 200 MW wind facility that will be built by Avangrid
Renewables in Sherman County, Ore.
PSE selected this project as part of the mix to meet the needs identified in its 2018 all-source RFP. The addition of Golden Hills will
increase PSE’s owned and contracted wind fleet to over 1,150 MW.
The wind farm will be located near the town of Wasco, Ore. Avangrid
Renewables expects to complete the project by late 2021. The turbines will be spread across approximately 28,000 acres of grazing and dry land wheat farmland held by 37 landowners. An estimated 250 jobs will be created or supported during the construction phase, and the facility will employ approximately 12 full-time employees once it becomes operational.
The Golden Hills Wind Farm will be Avangrid Renewables’ 13th in the Pacific Northwest.
Original source: North American Wind Power