Published: 10 December 2020 10 December 2020
Portland General Electric Company (PGE) has announced the start of commercial power generation at the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility in Eastern Oregon, USA. Wheatridge is a joint project of PGE and a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources.
Wheatridge will be combining wind, solar and battery storage resources at a single location. The 300MW wind farm is now complete and delivering power to PGE customers. The 50MW solar and 30MW battery facilities will be completed by the end of 2021. Located just northeast of Lexington in Morrow County, Oregon, Wheatridge’s wind farm generates power using 120 wind turbines manufactured by GE Renewable Energy. The facility uses a mix of 2.3MW and 2.5MW machines.