The rolling wheat fields of eastern Washington’s Palouse region provide the backdrop for CIRI’s latest investment in a major wind energy project. The Palouse Wind project began providing clean, renewable energy to customers in December.
The 105-megawatt Palouse Wind project features 58 state-of-the-art turbines situated near the town of Oakesdale, Wash. The project has the capacity to produce enough clean and cost-competitive energy to power the equivalent of approximately 30,000 homes. By comparison, CIRI’s recent Fire Island Wind project near Anchorage currently has 11 turbines with the ability to power 4,000 households.