Nuclear Plant Continues To Invest In Alternative Energy

Nuclear Plant Continues To Invest In Alternative Energy
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Energy Northwest is building a 5MW combined solar generation and battery storage facility in Washington State near Richland.

The not-for-profit energy company is installing its second solar array, adding another 10 million kWhs of low carbon electricity per year to its already diverse mix of non-fossil fuel generating systems that, in aggregate, produce over 10 billion kWhs of electricity while emitting less than 20 gCO2/kWh. All for between 3¢ and 5¢/kWh.

In partnership with Potelco, based in Sumner, Energy Northwest will break ground on the Horn Rapids Solar, Storage & Training Project in the fall of 2019, with commercial operation of the combined facility expected in 2020. The project will also train students and workers to operate solar and storage systems, something urgently needed to expand if we are to embrace a low-carbon future.

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