Energizing our Community
April 26, 2013
Lewis & Clark College supports new renewable energy projects by matching 100% of our electricity use with renewable energy credits. In 2012, our purchase supported community scale wind energy projects in the Northwest, including:
PaTu Wind Farm: The PaTu project is a rarity in the renewable energy business, because it is owned by landowners Ormand and Jeff Hilderbrand. The 9 megawatt project is near Wasco, Oregon, and was completed in 2010. It produces enough energy each year to serve about 2,300 homes.
Salmon Falls Wind Park: This 21 megawatt wind project near Hagerman, Idaho, was built in 2010. The project uses 14 turbines built by GE, and produces enough energy each year to serve about 5,000 homes.