Coastal Community Action Program Flips the Switch on 6MW Wind Farm
Client Coastal Community Action Program ("CCAP") hosted a "Flip the Switch" unveiling on June 26, 2010 for its new Grayland, Washington wind farm project. Utilizing four General Electric wind turbines, the wind farm will sell power to Grays Harbor Public Utility District. With annual earnings estimated as much as $720,000, the project will fund heating costs of low-income residents together with a variety of social service programs throughout the area.
CCAP Chief Financial Officer Craig Dublanko said he hoped the project might serve as a model for similar initiatives around the country. "We want to take this and be above and beyond to help more people. For us, it's a social service project. For the rest of the country, it's a renewable energy project. We're going to be able to help families, and that's what we're really all about. We've tried to keep our eye on that prize."
Stoel Rives assisted CCAP in siting the project. The siting included a series of baseline wildlife studies prior to construction, mortality monitoring and reporting, and the purchase of a conservation and mitigation parcel.
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