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Washington’s Columbia and Garfield counties to get new wind farms December 15, 2008

Puget Sound Energy the largest utility in Washington state, has teamd with wind power company RES Americas to develop and construct new wind energy generating facilities, the two companies announced Monday. The new facilities will be located in Washington state’s Columbia and Garfield counties.

Bellevue-based Puget Sound Energy, a subsidiary of Puget Energy Inc. (NYSE: PSD), and RES Americas, of Denver, have begun preliminary studies and have applied to the Bonneville Power Administration for “up to 1250 megawatts (MW) of transmission interconnection to support potential future wind projects in southeast Washington,” according to a press release.

“PSE and RES Americas have worked together successfully on PSE’s Hopkins Ridge and Wild Horse wind facilities,” said Kimberly Harris, PSE chief resource officer, in a statement. “We look to build on our prior success in Columbia and Kittitas counties by developing additional wind energy projects that will further enhance renewable energy resources, contribute to energy independence and bring new jobs and tax revenues to southeast Washington.”

http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2008/12/15/daily1.html

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