Oregon will soon be getting a big boost to its renewable energy efforts.
A new facility is planned for Eastern Oregon that is expected to generate 50 megawatts of solar generation, 30 megawatts of battery storage and 300 megawatts of wind generation. The energy facility, spearheaded by Portland General Electric Company (PGE) and NextEra Energy Resources, is the first of its kind in North America of this size to integrate all three power sources.
The wind power generated by the facility, combined with the other wind sources in the state will generate enough energy to power 340,000 houses. The solar farm will be one the biggest in the state and the battery storage facility will be the largest in the state and compete as one of the largest in the country.
The goal for PGE is to generate 50 percent of its customers’ energy from emissions-free sources.
Renewable energy is the future and millions of homeowners and businesses across the country are joining the movement. We applaud PGE and the state of Oregon for investing in facilities like this.
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