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PGE and NextEra advance innovative hybrid project that combines wind, solar and batteries

As Renewable Energy World writes, Portland General Electric and NextEra Energy Resources are working together to develop a commercial power generation facility in eastern Oregon.

The C3 Take
  • The name of the project is the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility and will combine wind energy, solar energy, and battery storage in a way previously un-pursued in the industry.
  • The wind farm has just been completed, while the battery and solar elements are still under construction and will be completed by the end of 2021.
  • Wheatridge’s wind farm uses 120 wind turbines manufactured by GE, a mix of their 2.3 and 2.5-megawatt machines.
  • PGE has a company-wide goal set for net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2040.

“’An important community effort like Wheatridge needs teamwork, and I’m happy to have teamed up over the years with PGE, Umatilla Electric, Morrow County, farmers like Jerry Rietmann and all the local officials to help this exciting Eastern Oregon project get over any hurdles,’ U.S. Senator Ron Wyden said. ‘The latest good news about the wind farm part of this innovative renewable energy project will have huge benefits when it comes both to facing the climate crisis and generating good rural jobs.'” 

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