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By Rodger Nichols
For The Sentinel 

Energy project takes giant step forward


December 18, 2019

The long-awaited Goldendale pumped water energy storage project took a giant step towards becoming reality Friday when Rye Development, in conjunction with National Grid USA, filed a license application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The application is more than 500 pages, including five sections and nine appendices. It is the culmination of years of research and studies, and, if approved, could be a significant economic windfall to Klickitat County and its residents. Goldendale Mayor Mike Canon called it “an incredible achievement” and cited those “who have worked so hard for so long to bring this about.”

Klickitat PUD, which spent more than a decade working on...

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