First Wind, Avista Announce Successful Completion of Palouse Wind Project in Eastern Washington

Dec 20, 2012 10:15 AM ET
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Avista can now count the renewable energy generated at Palouse Wind among the resources we use to meet our customers’ energy needs. Now in full commercial operations, the Palouse Wind project in Rosalia, Wash., is officially the largest renewable energy facility in Whitman County and is expected to contribute to the local economy for years to come.
 
On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Avista and First Wind announced successful completion of construction of the project. Read our news release.
 
The 105 megawatt (MW) project will be included in Avista’s diverse resource portfolio and will have the capacity to generate enough renewable wind energy to power the equivalent of approximately 30,000 of Avista’s customers’ homes. This is the first wind project built in our service territory.