Regional power supplier plugging into wind energy

The region’s largest wholesaler of electrical power is plugging into a new wind-energy project, part of a multi-year plan to substantially increase wind’s contribution to the grid.

“Public demand in the Northwest for sources of clean, renewable power has never been stronger,” said Steve Wright, top boss at the Bonneville Power Administration. Wright called the new 50-megawatts of wind power “a sound business decision; it’s cost-competitive, fits with the agency’s goals of serving the region’s needs, and helps BPA maintain its near-zero carbon footprint.”

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