in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Puget Sound Energy (PSE), the utility subsidiary of Puget Energy, is pursuing the acquisition of up to approximately 1,100 MW of long-term power supply from seven outside sources to meet the rising energy demands of its customers in the Washington state area.

The seven selected projects were among the 120 bids PSE received after releasing a Request for Proposals last year for up to 1,500 average-MW of new electricity resources. The projects include a large wind farm under development in Oregon, a geothermal facility planned in Idaho, three existing natural-gas-fired power plants in Washington, and two purchased-power agreements not tied to specific generating plants, the company says. If all seven projects are achieved, its current capacity of 4,200 MW of long-term power would increase by more than 25%.

"We believe these resources can help us meet the rising energy demands of our customers at the best prices," says Eric Markell, PSE's senior vice president of energy resources. "What's more, several of them give us the opportunity to further increase the amount of sustainable electricity we provide to our customers."

IowaDeptEconDevel_id1863

Helukabel_id1908
Latest Top Stories

Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.


Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.


Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

The Senate Finance Committee has voted on a tax extenders package, which includes both the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit, and sent it to the floor.

Acciona_id1907
WomenofWind_id
UEA_id1896
JLG_id1900
AWEA_id1886
bonfiglioli_id1913