Installed capacity of 101-megawatts of renewable energy

Project overview

Kittitas Valley Wind Farm is located to the east and west of Highway 97, approximately 12 miles northwest of Ellensburg in Kittitas County, Washington. The project is located on privately and publicly owned forest and rangeland. Kittitas County has a population of around 46,000, and Ellensburg, the nearest city, has approximately 20,000 residents.

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Economic benefits

Kittitas Valley Wind Farm yields significantly in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment. Kittitas Valley Wind Farm is also compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners.

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$221 million

Capital investment

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$4.8 million

Paid to local governments

Energy savings
$1.8+ million

Paid to landowners

Community
$8.2 million

Spent locally

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Job creation

101 construction jobs and 12 permanent jobs created

Renewable energy technology

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Energy security

Kittitas Valley helps strengthen energy security for the state of Washington and the United States, helping diversify domestic supply.
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Turbines

Kittitas Valley consists of 48 Suzlon S88 2.1 MW wind turbines.
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Wind energy in the U.S.

Wind is the largest source of renewable electricity generation in the United States, providing 10.1% of the country’s electricity.
Environmental benefits
179 million gallons of water saved each year

Kittitas Valley saves more than 179 million gallons of water each year and prevents the air pollution that causes smog, acid rain, and climate change.

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Downloads

Washington State Fact Sheet
Kittitas Valley Fact Sheet

Kittitas Valley Logo

Contact us

Kittitas Valley Wind Farm
Operations & Maintenance Office

3701 Hayward Road
Cle Elum, WA 98922
509.857.2134
KittitasValley@edpr.com