Portland, Oregon [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Portland General Electric Company (PGE) announced yesterday its Biglow Canyon Wind Farm began generating electricity this week as the first several wind turbines on PGE’s first, wholly owned and operated wind farm began supplying power on the Pacific Northwest’s electricity grid.
The first phase of the Biglow Project is on track for completion by the end of this year, and will comprise 76 turbines with an installed capacity of 125 megawatts (MW) of electricity.
“Renewable power sources such as Biglow Canyon are an important part of PGE’s diverse mix of resources and key to our strategy for meeting demand, protecting the environment and keeping prices reasonable—all of which are essential to Oregon’s energy future,” said Jim Lobdell, VP, Power Operations and Resources Strategy, PGE.
Biglow Canyon Wind Farm is PGE’s newest renewable energy project and is expected to ultimately be one of the largest wind power facilities in the region. When all three phases of the project are completed, PGE expects the wind farm to have between 400 and 450 MW of installed capacity.