A 100 MW Kenetech Windpower wind plant has been short-listed by Snohomish Public Utility District (PUD) in Washington state. The Kenetech project -- 29.9 average megawatts -- is one of 17 projects short-listed totalling 3282 MW, says the PUD's Barbara Beck. The wind farm, to be sited in Walla Walla County, is an extension of a wind farm in adjacent Umatilla County in Oregon short-listed by Portland General Electric (PGE) in late December. The PUD expects to select about eight projects by September 13 for final negotiations. It will then decide what type of resources or demand-side arrangements to pursue after considering public input and staff recommendations. The PUD has said it needs 250 average megawatts of resources. If selected, construction of the Kenetech project for Snohomish would start in August, 1996.
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