Harvest Wind, the Eugene Water & Electric Board's (EWEB) latest wind project, is now complete and is generating and transmitting electricity.
The $220 million project, of which EWEB owns 20%, features 43 wind turbines that can collectively generate almost 100 MW of electricity.
‘With Harvest Wind coming online, EWEB's renewable energy portfolio will grow by almost 25 percent,’ says Dick Varner, power management and planning manager at EWEB. ‘We also brought the project in for about $220 million, roughly $30 million less than the original project budget.’
Other project owners include Cowlitz Public Utility District, Peninsula Light and Lakeview Green Energy. The project is located about 20 miles east of Goldendale, Wash.
Power generated by Harvest Wind will be delivered to the Bonneville Power Administration's transmission grid for south-central Washington. EWEB initially plans to sell its share of the output on the wholesale market, and in later years will use the output to supply its customers in Lane County.
SOURCE: Eugene Water & Electric Board