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New solar project set for Bickleton


March 13, 2019

Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz last Wednesday announced the first lease of state trust lands for solar power. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is entering into an agreement with Avangrid Renewables to lease 480 acres of state trust lands in Klickitat County (near Bickleton) as part of a 150-megawatt solar power project.

The project will not only generate clean energy, but it will also generate more than $120,000 per year in new revenue for schools across the state.

"Solar power is a win-win-win for the people of Washington," said Franz, the elected official who oversees DNR. "It generates significant revenue for our schools while creating jo...

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