Transactions - SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

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Wind, solar and battery-storage project commissioned in Oregon

by Kali Persall

A new renewable project designed to colocate wind, solar and battery storage has been launched in Morrow County, Ore.

On Sept. 28, state and local leaders joined NextEra Energy Resources and Portland General Electric (PGE) for the commissioning of Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facilities, which includes 300 megawatts of wind, 50 megawatts of solar and 30 megawatts of battery storage.

Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facilities generate power using wind and solar technology. The battery-storage system stores electricity not immediately used and delivers it when the wind is not blowing and the sun is not shining.

“Bringing wind, solar and energy storage together at one site is quite a significant moment for renewable technologies. We're pleased to work with Portland General Electric and help them achieve their decarbonization goals,” said Rebecca Kujawa, president and CEO of NextEra Energy Resources, the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind a

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