Portland General Electric is rushing to build a large wind farm near Arlington to meet the state's renewable energy portfolio requirements, and is asking to waive the competitive bidding process for the project.
PGE signed an agreement earlier this month to purchase development rights on the proposed Rock Creek wind farm near Arlington from Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc.
Preliminary plans -- RES is still seeking permits for the project -- call for installing wind turbines with a production capacity of 400 to 550 megawatts over an area of 68,000 acres. A project of that scope could surpass the output and cost of PGE's recently completed $1 billion Biglow Canyon wind farm near Wasco in Sherman County.
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