As part of Puget Sound Energy's (PSE) Green Direct program, the City of Issaquah is one of the many partners that is now receiving renewable energy from the largest western Washington wind project – Skookumchuck Wind Facility.
The project, owned by Southern Power, will produce enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of nearly 30,000 Washington homes. It is located on Weyerhaeuser timber land, located in Lewis and Thurston Counties. It is the first large wind project located in Western Washington; and the first in the state to be located on working forest land.
The Green Direct program is a groundbreaking initiative designed to provide PSE corporate and governmental customers the ability to purchase their energy from a dedicated, local, renewable energy resource that is still cost efficient.
“As Trailhead City, Issaquah is committed to protecting our environment and reducing our carbon footprint," said Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly. "We are thrilled to participate in both the Skookumchuck Wind Facility and the Lund Hill Solar projects, which enable us to procure renewable energy for City operations that is local, affordable and responsible.”
Other Western Washington cities participating include Anacortes, Langley, Bellingham, Bellevue, Kirkland, Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater Snoqualmie and Mercer Island.
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