Oregon lawmakers plan to take another look at a series of tax credits issued to an eastern Oregon wind farm. Legislators will hold a hearing to examine the project.
Portland General Electric announced a billion dollar plan Monday to build two new projects, capable of generating more than 700 megawatts of electricity.
The state Department of Energy says it will review whether a major wind farm in central Oregon should receive $30 million in tax credits.
A huge new wind farm is now fully operational in Oregon's Morrow and Gilliam Counties, along the Eastern Columbia Gorge. The project came online with support from state tax credits. The power generated at Shepherd's Flat is sent along transmission lines to California.
The image of a tiny windmill ferociously whipping its blades through the Eastern Oregon wind might seem nostalgic, but the Energy Trust of Oregon wants it to be the way of the future. The trust has new financial incentives for landowners who use Pacific Power and want to install small wind turbines to power their entire property.
SPOKANE, Wash. — A major wind power farm will be built in the Palouse this summer. Boston-based First Wind announced Tuesday that it will build 58 giant windmills between the town of Oakesdale and US 195. Each can produce 1.8 megawatts of electricity, for a total of 105 megawatts of power.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Bonneville Power Administration has ordered Pacific Northwest wind farms to cut production twice in recent days because it has a surplus of power from hydroelectric dams.
Wind energy has often been called the future of renewable power in the U.S. But that type of electrical generation is facing tough critics in a part of the Northwest where some politicians, ratepayers and residents don't like the price of green power.
We're increasingly hearing that birds and wind turbines don't always mix. But the dangers posed to raptors like golden eagles aren't the same as the risks for songbirds like larks -- or for ground-dwelling birds like the sage grouse.
Central Oregon’s first proposed wind farm has applied for a permit to legally kill or disturb golden eagles. A new “take permit” would allow wind companies to kill, harass or disturb a limited number of golden eagles each year.
The proposed Antelope Ridge Wind Farm in Union County, Ore., has divided the small community, some back wind energy development while others oppose it. What happens to this northeastern Oregon wind farm could have implications for similar projects across the region.