AVANGRID says it has achieved business operation at its 150 MW Lund Hill solar farm in Klickitat County, Wash.
The new PV plant – the biggest in Washington – will provide Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct program, which provides massive business and governmental individuals the flexibility to buy 100% of their energy from devoted, native renewable energy sources.
“Lund Hill represents a major milestone for us at AVANGRID and is proof of our commitment with accelerating the energy transition in the U.S.,” says Pedro Azagra, AVANGRID’s CEO. “We are pleased to work with Puget Sound Energy to help it meet its ambitious goals to reduce emissions and provide clean, reliable power to its customers.”
“We’re excited to see AVANGRID’s Lund Hill project go into full operation as we start to receive clean energy from the largest solar project in Washington state,” provides Mary Kipp, PSE president and CEO. “This project will help our Green Direct customers meet their clean energy goals as we work together to create a cleaner energy future for all.”
AVANGRID’s facility will provide the solar for PSE’s second-round providing of their Green Direct program, for which greater than 40 prospects have already signed up, amongst them six Washington state authorities companies, together with the Departments of Health, Ecology, and Transportation, amongst others.
Lund Hill is positioned on roughly 1,800 acres, a mixture of land leased from personal landowners and the Washington Department of Natural Resources – the state’s first solar power land lease.