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The Port of Walla Walla and the Southeast Washington Economic Development Association have formed a partnership aimed at promoting the region's renewable energy resources in the five counties (Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Walla Walla and Whitman) represented by the two organizations.

The new alliance, called the Southeast Washington Renewable Energy District (SEWRED), will support the development of wind, solar, biomass and other renewable energy resources in the region.

"This alliance recognizes that our economic prosperity is linked regionally, and with limited financial resources, working strategically as a region to attract additional renewable energy investments is the right approach," says Mike Fredrickson, president of the Port of Walla Walla Commission.

Although SEWRED will focus on the development of all forms of renewable energy, the near-term focus will be on the development and expansion of the district's wind resources, particularly the supply chain.

To further develop the economies of the five counties, SEWRED will assist local companies with meeting the supply and service needs of wind farm operators, and also work to recruit wind energy supply-chain companies to the area to either start-up new operations or to establish satellite offices.


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