Wind

In the tradition of TID's history of utilizing renewable energy and serving customers with safe, reliable and affordable energy, TID purchased a 62 turbine, 136.6 megawatt wind farm*.

Located in Klickitat County, Washington along the Columbia River, this site has been recognized as one of the most productive wind resource areas in the Western United States. Construction of the project was completed in the spring of 2009, and commercial operation commenced May 28, 2009. It includes 20 wind turbines manufactured by REpower Systems AG and 42 wind turbines manufactured by Siemens Power Generation Inc. These 62 turbines set atop 80 meter towers.

*TID monitors the renewable energy market, and may make Renewable Energy Credits (REC's) available to compliance or voluntary markets as determined by market fundamentals. Any REC's sold to compliance or voluntary markets will not be used for TID compliance purposes. TID sold 74,400 REC's in 2010.