SITE INFO

Harvest Wind Project

The Harvest Wind Project began commercial operation on December 15, 2009. It is owned by four Pacific Northwest consumer-owned utilities: CowlitzPUD (Longview, WA), Peninsula Light (Gig Harbor, WA), Lakeview Light & Power (Lakewood,WA) and Eugene (OR) Water and Electric Board.

LOCATION

Harvest Wind flanks the White Creek Wind Project in Klickitat County, WA in the Columbia River Gorge, on 9,500 acres of ranchland, 21 miles east of Goldendale. It is just northwest of Roosevelt, WA, and across the Columbia River from Arlington, OR. The west side of the project has 15 wind turbines and 28 are on the east side.


CONSTRUCTION HIGHLIGHTS

• Construction began in spring 2009 and was completed by year end.

• The construction process provided 260 full-time jobs and 105,070 labor hours.

• 19.8% of the labor was provided by apprentices, exceeding the 15% standard set by the WA State Apprentice and Training Council. As a result the utilities will earn 1.2 times the base renewable energy credit (REC) value, as set in Initiative 937.

• Harvest Wind will utilize 10 employees to operate the project.

EQUIPMENT

Siemens Power Generation supplied, installed and commissioned the 43, 2.3-MW wind turbines and associated towers and other equipment at the project.

SHIPPING AND DELIVERY

Siemens shipped towers and other components to the Ports of Longview (WA) and Vancouver (WA). The cargo was trucked to the project site. Blades were shipped by rail from the Midwest.

POWER PRODUCTION CAPABILITY

• Installed capacity of 98.9 megawatts (MW)

• The project annual output is 30 average MW, which will provide enough electricity to serve an estimated 14,000 residents.

PROJECT OWNERSHIP

• 30% - Both Cowlitz PUD and Lakeview Light & Power

• 20% - Both Peninsula Light and Eugene Water and Electric Board

FINANCIAL

• As a qualified wind project, Harvest Wind earned a U.S. Treasury Department grant for 30% of the eligible construction costs, or $60.76 million.

• These funds were available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

• Total project cost was $160 million.

OPERATION OF THE FACILITY

Two companies provide onsite support to the 24/7 operation of the turbines.

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Siemens provides the service and maintenance for the wind turbines.  Siemens service organization is committed to providing high quality service and maintenance solutions with high safety standards.  Siemens' proactive approach and timely service are key factors for achieving these goals.  Siemens performs unscheduled and scheduled maintenance, provides all non-consumable parts including major components.  

See Siemens - White Creek Partnership page 11.



NAES provides the operations and maintenance for the Site.  As an independent operator, NAES provides an unbiased service, able to explore every avenue to obtain high quality parts and services at the lowest cost to the Owner.  NAES oversees all maintenance activities for the entire Site, including:  Environmental compliance, turbine and collection system maintenance activities,  CMMS, support of generation forecast and scheduling, NERC compliance, Account and Finance, Human Resources, and Information System.

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Bjorn Hedges,
Feb 19, 2016, 12:17 PM
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Bjorn Hedges,
Feb 19, 2016, 12:17 PM
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