PUD Tests Small-Scale Wind Production
Over the past two years, the PUD has tested two small-scale wind units at its Everett Operations Center. Staff members have compared and evaluated performance data and learned about operations and maintenance of the units in order to be a better resource for customers interested in harvesting wind energy.
While the research has been valuable, the PUD has concluded that there are few locations in the utility’s service area where wind is a strong and consistent enough resource to make it economically viable for customers. Only exceptionally windy locations are likely to offer significant power production. For more information about customer wind installations, contact Adam Lewis in the PUD’s Generation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For these reasons, the PUD recommends that most customers looking at generating energy at home consider installation of a solar photovoltaic system. You can learn about incentives and other resources available through the PUD’s Solar Express program. For more information, click here.