Tucannon River Wind Farm, on 20,000 acres near Dayton, Wash., is PGE’s second fully owned and operated wind farm. (The first is Biglow Canyon Wind Farm.)
Tucannon was completed in December 2014, and has a total installed capacity of 267 MW (megawatts). Given the variability of wind power, the plant produces an average of about 101 MW — enough to power the homes of about 84,000 PGE residential customers.
This key infrastructure investment supports PGE’s balanced, diverse energy portfolio for reliable, reasonably priced power. It also is helping PGE meet the State of Oregon’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, which was expanded in 2016 as part of the Oregon Clean Electricity Plan, to require that PGE provide 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2040.
If you would like information about scheduling a tour of Tucannon River Wind Farm, contact Scott Phares at 541-442-5920.
PGE leases the property from landowners who decide whether hunting, bird watching, hiking and other recreational activities are allowed on their properties. Public access is limited.
Access Permission Agreements are required to access any of these properties. See the process to register to enjoy access to the recreational areas for more details.
Then fill out the registration form and arrange to get your permit at one of the pickup locations.
Access Permission Agreements apply to areas open to public access within all three facilities: PGE’s Tucannon River, Puget Sound Energy’s Hopkins Ridge and PacifiCorp’s Marengo wind facilities.
PGE’s first wind farm is Biglow Canyon Wind Farm, near Wasco in Sherman County, Ore. The project was built in three phases and completed in 2010.
It has a total installed capacity of 450 MW. Given the variability of wind power, the plant produces an average of around 150 MW — enough to power the homes of about 125,000 average PGE residential customers.
Come along as a PGE tech climbs 262 feet into the air, and check out the view from the top of a Biglow Canyon turbine.
Our Pelton Round Butte and Sullivan plants generate low-impact hydro power, having passed a rigorous certification process to demonstrate minimum impact on fish and wildlife. Only 33 U.S. hydro plants have earned this designation.