Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility

Wind power, solar power and battery storage — all in one location.

The first major renewable energy facility in North America to co-locate wind and solar generation with battery storage, the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility will play a big part in getting us to our goal of reducing the greenhouse gas emissions related to the power we serve our customers by 80% by 2030. We’re building this new facility in partnership with NextEra Energy Resources PGE to accelerate Oregon’s transition to a clean and reliable energy future.

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 + reliability = big win for Oregon (and the climate) 

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. Not only is it an important step in creating a healthier and cleaner Oregon also help fight the effects of climate change. 

NextEra began major onsite construction early in 2020, starting with the wind component completed later that year.  

Construction of the solar and battery components is planned for 2021. Read more in our press release.

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

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