Wind

Grant PUD holds contracts for a 12.54 percent share of the power from the Nine Canyon Wind Project owned by Energy Northwest near Kennewick, Wash.

Nine Canyon Wind Project Facts

  • 63 wind turbines on hills near Kennewick, Wash.
  • 49 turbines are 200-foot-tall, with three, 100-foot adjustable blades
  • 14 turbines are 250-feet-tall, with blades in excess of 100-feet
  • 99.7 megawatts total generation capacity possible at peak operation
  • Generation begins with wind speeds at 8 mph
  • Peak power generation at 35 mph
  • The turbines automatically shutdown if sustained winds exceed 55 mph