Harvest Wind is PenLight’s wind farm located near Goldendale, Washington. PenLight partnered with four Northwest public utilities to construct this 99 Megawatt project, which was completed in 2009. Harvest Wind has 43 turbines, of which PenLight has a 20% ownership share.
Harvest Wind qualified for a U.S. Treasury Department grant for a portion of the construction costs; these funds were made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The total project cost after the grant was $160 million.
PenLight will be able to meet a portion of its state obligation for renewable energy under Initiative 937 with the output of Harvest Wind. I 937 requires utilities with over 25,000 consumers to have 15% of their power come from renewable energy by 2020.