Wind Energy Plants in the USA - Oregon & Washington
Goodnoe East
Location: WA
Operator: Northwest Wind Partners LLC
Configuration: 47 X 2-MW MM92
Operation: 2008
WTG supplier: REPower
EPC: enXco
Quick facts: Northwest Wind Partners is a joint venture of Ross Management and enXco.

Photograph courtesy of REPower Systems
Posted 24 Sep 2008

Location: OR
Operator: PPM Energy
Configuration: 66 X 1.5 MW
Operation: 2001-2005
WTG supplier: GE Wind Energy
Quick facts: The first 24-MW phase of the Klondike plant was bought from developer Northwestern Wind Power for $16.8mn in Jan 2003. All power is sold through a 20yr PPA with Bonneville Power Admin.

Photograph courtesy of ScottishPower
Posted 22 Dec 2006

Elkhorn Valley
Location: OR
Operator: EDP Renewable North America
Configuration: 61 X 1.6-MW V66
Operation: 2007-2008
WTG supplier: Vestas

Photograph courtesy of EDP Renovaveis
Posted 1 Jan 2016

Nine Canyon
Location: WA
Operator: Energy Northwest
Configuration: 61 X 1.3 MW
Operation: 2002-2003
WTG supplier: Bonus
Quick facts: This plant is southeast of Kennewick, WA, overlooking the Columbia River. At completion, it was the largest public power wind station in the country. The site is 5,100ac, but only 49ac are actually used for the WTGs. Construction was completed on-time and on-budget for about $70mn.

Photograph courtesy of Energy Northwest
Posted 18 Feb 2004

Pebble Springs
Location: OR
Operator: Iberdrola Renewables LLC
Configuration: 47 X 2.1-MW S88
Operation: 2009
WTG supplier: Suzlon
EPC: D H Blattner
Quick facts: In Feb 2008, Iberdrola Renewables' unit PPM Energy announced it has sold all the output of the Pebble Springs WPP to Southern California Public Power Authority. The site is in in Gilliam Co near Arlington. The project commissioned on 30 Jan 2009 and interconnect to the BPA system through the Jones Canyon substation adjacent to the existing Leaning Juniper WPP.

Photograph courtesy of Iberdrola
Posted 8 Jun 2013

Location: OR, WA
Operator: FPL Energy
Configuration: 272 X 660-kW V47
Operation: 2001
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: At completion, this was the largest integrated wind farm in the world. The first phase was completed in 10mos. PPM sells the output into the western wholesale power market.

Photograph courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Posted 25 Aug 2002

Wild Horse
Location: WA
Operator: Puget Sound Energy
Configuration: 127 X 1.8-MW V80
Operation: 2006
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC: Vestas, Horizon Wind Energy, RES
Quick facts: This $380mn wind plant is on 15mi² of remote ridges along Whiskey Dick Mountain at up to 3,600ft elevation. The 130ft blades are on 221ft towers. RES was contracted by Horizon to construct the site infrastructure and onsite mobilization and initial construction began on 17 Oct 2005. The tower sections were built in Vietnam. 8mi of transmission line were built to an existing PSE substation and 26mi of line were upgraded to the the Wanapum switchyard owned by Grant County PUD. The project workforce peaked at about 250. Other contractors included Wilhelm Trucking Co, Barnhart Crane & Rigging, Rock Solutions Inc, Herling Construction Inc, Dressel Enterprises, American Energy Inc, General Electric, Christensen Power Services, and Power Partners.

Photograph courtesy of Puget Sound Energy
Posted 3 Oct 2007

Windy Point-1
Location: WA
Operator: Windy Point Partners LLC
Configuration: 25 X 2-MW MM82
Operation: 2008
WTG supplier: REpower
Quick facts: This plant is owned by an affiliate of Cannon Power Corp. The Rock Creek Substation provides transmission access to BPA’s Wautoma-John Day No 1 500kV transmission line. In Dec 2007, Turlock Irrigation Dist executed a LOI to buy 100 MW from Windy Point and, in Mar 2008, Cannon ordered 72 Siemens 2.3-MW turbines to extend the plant.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 18 May 2008


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 01-Jan-2016