While visiting Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center near Ellensburg, Wash., Sara Battin became the center's 50,000th visitor earlier this month, earning her the right to name one of the wind turbines at Puget Sound Energy's (PSE) Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility, where the center is located.
‘I decided to name the turbine 'Serendipity' in honor of those unexpected discoveries that carry so much power in life and mark my own journey,’ says Battin.
Battin was showered with confetti by PSE employees, presented with a hard hat and safety goggles, and given an escorted visit to the wind turbine named. She also took home a small replica model of a wind turbine.
The Serendipity turbine (officially Turbine A-1) stands more than 350 feet from the ground to the tip of a vertical blade, its spinning rotor wider than the wingspan of a Boeing 747.
Since it opened to the public 19 months ago, PSE's Renewable Energy Center has hosted an average of more than 2,600 visitors each month, including 750 group visits.
SOURCE: Puget Sound Energy