The first phase of the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility in rural Morrow County, Ore., is now operational.
The commercial power generation project, a joint venture between Portland General Electric Company and a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, went online Dec. 8. According to a news release from PGE, the facility is “one of the first large-scale energy facilities in the United States to combine wind, solar and battery storage resources at a single location.”
A 300-megawatt wind farm with 120 turbines was the first phase of the project and is now generating power. The 50-megawatt solar farm and 30-megawatt battery storage are expected to be operational in 2021.
The project — just northeast of Lexington — is part of PGE’s companywide goal of net