Oregon Adds More Wind Power

Golden Hills Wind Farm Begins Commercial Operation

(Image Courtesy Of Puget Sound Energy)

Avangrid Renewables LLC, a subsidiary of Avangrid Inc., has achieved commercial operation at its 200-MW Golden Hills wind farm in Sherman County, Oregon. The facility provides enough electricity to Puget Sound Energy (PSE) to power more than 60,000 homes annually.

The Golden Hills Wind Farm includes 41 Vestas V150 4.3-MW turbines and 10 GE 116 2.5-MW turbines spread across approximately 28,000 acres of grazing and dry-land wheat farmland held by 37 landowners.

The project will help PSE meet its goals to reduce carbon dioxide emissions while providing additional capacity to serve customers, particularly during winter periods of high electricity demand.