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By Sandra DeMent
For The Sentinel 

County energy industry: Size, production, and benefits


March 25, 2020

Last week’s article in this series incorrectly identified the number of wind turbines and megawatts in Klickitat County. The correct numbers are more than 700 turbines and 1,248 megawatts.

Last week we took a look at the diverse energy industry in Klickitat County. To recap:

Legacy projects

1997: The McNary Dam Fishway Hydro Project, a partnership between KPUD and Wasco County PUD, generates 10 megawatts of power. KPUD’s 50 percent share is the only project whose energy remains in Klickitat County, serving local residents.

2004/2007: Pudget Sound’s Goldendale plant generates up to 250 megawatts of electric power from natural gas, destined for Seattle area customers. The plant create...

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