NextEra Energy, PGE full 380-MW hybrid renewables project in Oregon

Sep 29, 2022 10:59 AM ET
  • US clean energy company NextEra Energy Resources LLC and utility Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR), or PGE, on Wednesday reduced the ribbon on a 380-MW hybrid renewable energy website, called The United States and Canada's initial utility-scale center combining wind, solar and battery storage space.
NextEra Energy, PGE full 380-MW hybrid renewables project in Oregon
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The event, attended by state and local officials, noted the commissioning of the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facilities, located near Lexington in Morrow County, Oregon. The complex consists of a 300-MW wind farm that was brought online at the end of 2020, as well as 50 MW of solar and 30 MW of battery storage. It is anticipated to supply reputable power to the matching of 100,000 homes.

Wheatridge sustains PGE towards getting to Oregon's objectives of reducing greenhouse gas discharges from power supplied to retail clients by at least 80% by 2030, 90% by 2035 as well as 100% by 2040.

PGE owns 100 MW of the wind project as well as will get the generation of the remainder of the project, which is possessed by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, under 30-year and also 20-year power purchase agreements.

The project was first created as a wind farm by Swaggart Wind Power LLC. NextEra Energy Resources then acquired the growth civil liberties and in partnership with PGE increased it to include solar and also battery storage.

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