Bellevue, Wash.-based Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has announced that its Hopkins Ridge and Wild Horse wind facilities have reached milestones, with each facility now having produced more than 1 million MWh of renewable electricity since entering service in 2005 and 2006, respectively.
‘Wind energy is now a proven performer for meeting our customers' growing demand,’ says Kimberly Harris, executive vice president and chief resource officer for PSE. ‘Not long ago, wind power was only a concept. Today, it is a clean, renewable resource for helping combat climate change.’
Hopkins Ridge has 87 wind turbines with the capacity to produce 150 MW of electricity. It reached the 1 million MWh mark of cumulative energy production June 3. Wild Horse has 127 wind turbines with the capacity to produce 229 MW of electricity. It reached the 1 million MWh mark July 4. PSE is completing construction on four additional turbines at Hopkins Ridge and recently announced plans to expand Wild Horse, with an additional 26 turbines by late 2009.
SOURCE: Puget Sound Energy