The Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility is the first development of its scale in North America to co-locate wind and solar generation with battery storage, making the clean energy future a reality in Oregon. This project is playing a big part in getting us to our goal of reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from power served to customers by at least 80% by 2030. PGE owns and operate this new facility in partnership with NextEra Energy Resources , joining forces to accelerate Oregon’s transition to a clean and reliable future.
The Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility generates power using wind and solar technology
The battery storage system stores 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
Facilities like Wheatridge, which enable us to create and store renewable energy, are helping Oregon to be less dependent on fossil fuels without compromising a reliable, steady flow of electricity.
Located near Lexington in Morrow County, Oregon, the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility includes a 300-megawatt wind farm, which began operation in December 2020, a 50-megawatt solar facility and a 30-megawatt battery storage system, both of which began operation in the spring of 2022. All together, these technologies provide enough emissions-free energy to power about 100,000 homes