Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility

North America’s first major renewable energy facility combining wind, solar and battery storage in one location

Together with NextEra Energy Resources PGE, we are developing the first major renewable energy facility announced in the United States that will integrate wind and solar generation with battery storage in one location. The addition of this new facility is an important step in achieving PGE's goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 and cost-effectively accelerating Oregon’s transition to clean and reliable energy.

Here’s how it works:

  • The Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility will generate power using wind and solar technology

  • The battery will store that energy so it can be used at any time, even if the wind is not blowing or the sun is not shining

  • Together, these technologies will ensure energy reliability from renewable resources

Clean energy and reliability together

The ability to create and store renewable energy like this will allow Oregon to be less dependent on fossil fuels without compromising a reliable, steady flow of electricity. It’s an important step in creating a healthier and brighter Oregon that also helps fight the effects of climate change.

NextEra began major onsite construction early in 2020, starting with the wind component. Construction of the solar and battery components is planned for 2021.

With the Wheatridge project, we’re accelerating Oregon’s transition to clean energy and showing the nation what the future of renewable energy looks like.
PGE president and CEO Maria Pope

Quick facts

  • 380 megawatts of emissions-free power

  • One of the largest solar farms in Oregon

  • One of the largest battery storage facilities in the nation

  • 100,000 homes powered

  • Located in Morrow County

  • Major construction began early in 2020