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US West Coast project combines storage with solar, wind

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

Portland General Electric (PGE) and NextEra Energy Resources are planning to construct a new energy project in Eastern Oregon, described as the “nation’s first major energy facility co-locating wind, solar and battery storage”.

The Wheatridge Renewable Energy project will combine 300MW of wind generation, 50MW of solar, and 30 MW of battery storage, which will be the largest storage facility in the state of Oregon.

The wind generation will come from 120 wind turbines, manufactured by GE Renewable Energy. “The specific equipment to be used at the associated solar farm and battery storage facility is still to be determined, the project partners said.

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