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Posted on: December 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Begins Receiving Renewable Energy from PSE’s Skookumchuck Wind Facility

This is a photo of the Skookumchuck Wind Facility.

Puget Sound Energy’s new Skookumchuck Wind Facility is now providing renewable energy to its Green Direct customers, including the City of Snoqualmie. All facilities owned by the City of Snoqualmie, such as buildings, parks, and lift stations, are now powered by clean, renewable energy not derived from fossil fuels.

“The City of Snoqualmie is proud to be an early supporter of PSE’s outstanding Green Direct program,” said Mayor Matt Larson. “PSE has gone above and beyond to bring together so many entities to make this program successful. The Green Direct program has not only reduced electricity costs for city facilities, it has also helped us move closer to our regional goal to aggressively transition to carbon free energy sources. We look forward to continuing our partnership with PSE for the benefit of our community and those across the region.”

The Green Direct program is a ground-breaking initiative designed to provide PSE corporate and governmental customers the ability to purchase 100 percent of their energy from a dedicated, local, renewable energy resource, while providing them with a stable, cost efficient solution. 

The Skookumchuck Wind Facility is located in Lewis and Thurston counties, and is the largest wind project in western Washington. Consisting of 38 wind turbines, it can generate up to 137 megawatts of electricity, enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of nearly 30,000 Washington homes. 

Green Direct expands Snoqualmie’s commitment to environmental sustainability. In 2014, the City of Snoqualmie won the PSE Green Power Challenge, for which it received $40,000 from PSE to install solar panels on City Hall. 

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Joan Pliego
City of Snoqualmie

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