Photos: Avista's proposed Reardan area wind farm   

Tags: Electricity, Renewable Energy, Wind

Below is a link to some pictures of Avista’s proposed wind farm near Reardan, Wash. Avista holds the rights to develop on the site and is in the process of testing it by monitoring weather – wind – patterns to ensure the site is the most efficient possible. We’re still working through a timeline for building this project.

Our system isn’t in need of the electricity this site would create until 2012, but we’re exploring all options to keep construction costs as low as possible. We’re currently developing our 2009 Integrated Resource Plan that further defines our resource mix. You can check out the progress of that plan here.

Wind power is an intermittent resource. It only generates power when the wind blows. Typically a wind facility averages about 1/3 of its capacity. Something to keep in mind when thinking about wind.
 
 
Post by Dan Kolbet
 
Posted by  System Account  on  7/14/2009
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Kimberly G  commented on  Tuesday, August 18, 2009  10:32 PM 
I think the wind power is a great idea. I love seeing all the windmills as we drive towards Vantage. I think it is a great renewable resource for our community. And anything to keep our bills down is always great too!

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