Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility

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

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 PGE, joining forces to accelerate Oregon’s transition to a clean and reliable future.

Here’s how it works:

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 350 megawatts of emissions-free generation, plus 30 megawatts of battery storage

  • 120 wind turbines – a mix of 2.3-megawatt and 2.5-megawatt machines

  • 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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