Renewables, Wind

Permit sought for 1,250 MW wind project in Washington State

30 January 2009 – Puget Sound Energy and Renewable Energy Systems Americas have filed a conditional use permit application with the Garfield County for their proposed Lower Snake River wind energy project in southeast Washington.

According to Puget Sound Energy, the permit application follows the two companies’ December 2008 agreement to develop and construct the Lower Snake River wind energy project in Washington’s Garfield and Columbia counties.

The conditional use permit filing said the Lower Snake River wind energy project is planned to produce up to 1,250 MW of new wind energy in the region, with an anticipated 800 MW generated by about 440 turbines in Garfield County and an anticipated 450 MW generated by about 250 turbines in Columbia County.

The project’s construction on support infrastructure will begin in 2010.