Together with NextEra Energy Resources , 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.
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
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.