PáTu Wind Farm
- Generation Capacity:
- 9 MW
- Completion Date:
- Wasco, OR
- Green-E Energy Certified
Most renewable energy projects are owned by large development companies and financial firms, who simply lease property from local landowners. However, the PáTu Wind Farm near Wasco, Oregon, is a rarity: it is owned and managed directly by the landowner himself. Such local ownership and control is uncommon in the renewable energy business.
Commercial operations on the project began in December 2010. Today, electricity from PáTu Wind is delivered first to Wasco Electric Cooperative, and ultimately to Portland General Electric Company. The project’s six (6) General Electric wind turbines each have the generating capacity to produce up to 1.5 megawatts of clean energy.
With a total generating capacity of nine (9) megawatts, the project will produce roughly 27,000,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year, or enough power for about 2,200 homes.
OneEnergy Renewables has committed to purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) from PáTu Wind for 100% of the project’s generation from 2011 to 2015. The RECs will be tracked in the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS), and certified under the Green-e Energy national standard.