PGE's stocks more energy into new renewable facility


Wind Farm   It's wind; it's solar; and it's battery, but most of all it's the first facility of its size in North America to combine all three.
   Portland General Electric (PGE) and NextEra Energy Resources has announced it will build a new facility, known as the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility, in eastern Oregon, where it will co-locate and integrate these renewable resources.
   This will create an improved zero-emissions resource and accelerate Oregon's transition to clean energy.
   "We're moving aggressively to integrate smart grid technologies and renewable energy to give customers affordable, clean, low-carbon energy," said Maria Pope, PGE president and CEO. "Wheatridge will be a model for integrating renewable generation and storage to cost-effectively reduce emissions while maintaining a reliable grid." 
   The solar farm will be one of the largest in Oregon, while the battery storage facility will be the largest in the state and one of the largest in the nation.
   With the addition of these new renewable resources, PGE expects to meet about 50 percent of its customers' power needs with emissions-free generation.
   To read more about the new energy facility, click here.