Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and Avangrid Renewables announced an agreement to supply 200 megawatt wind farm.
Avangrid Renewables will build the wind farm in Sherman County, Oregon. The Golden Hills Wind Farm will be Avangrid Renewables’ 13th in the Pacific Northwest and an important step toward realizing the company’s nearly 19 gigawatt project pipeline.
PSE selected this project as part of the mix to meet the needs identified in its 2018 all source RFP. The addition of the Golden Hills wind project will increase PSE’s owned and contracted wind fleet to over 1,150 megawatts.
David Mills, chief strategy officer of PSE, said: “This wind project will enable us to continue to provide clean, reliable electric service to all of our customers.”
“The Golden Hills Wind Farm builds upon our strong track record of renewable energy projects in the Pacific Northwest,” said Alejandro de Hoz, president and CEO of Avangrid Renewables.
Golden Hills Wind Farm will be located near the town of Wasco, Ore. Avangrid Renewables expects to complete the project by late 2021. The turbines will be spread across approximately 28,000 acres of grazing and dry-land wheat farmland held by 37 landowners.
An estimated 250 jobs will be created or supported during the construction phase, and the facility will employ approximately 12 full time employees once it becomes operational. Golden Hills is expected to deliver over $220 million in landowner payments and local taxes over the lifetime of the project.