Lewis PUD recieves about 6 average megawatts of power through its 10% share of the White Creek Wind Project, located in Klickitat County, Washington (Lewis Capacity Share is 20 MW). The project has 89 turbines with a nameplate capacity of 204 megawatts. The project is co-owned by Cowlitz PUD, Klickitat PUD, Lakeview Light & Power and Tanner Electric Cooperative, and produces an average of 68 megawatts of power. While at the current time Lewis has a purchase power agreement to purchase a share of the wind from White Creek each hour, Lewis does have an option to take an equity position in the wind farm in 2027.
White Creek is located on 9,500 acres of ranchland 21 miles East of Goldendale, just northwest of Roosevelt, WA. Construction began in 2006 on roads, transmission lines, and other infrastructure. Wind towers themselves were delivered and installed between June and September of 2007. All 80 turbines were commissioned and spinning in November 2007.
(Photo Courtesy of Scott Gleason)
Shipping And Delivery
Siemens shipped towers, blades and other components to the Ports of Longview (WA). The cargo was trucked to the project site.
Power Production Capability
Lewis PUD's Share