City of Hood River Wastewater Treatment Plant

City of Hood River Wastewater Treatment Plant

The wastewater treatment is the City’s largest energy user. In coordination with on-going facility updates, support the City in integrating opportunities to reduce fossil fuels and save and generate energy. Specifically, explore options for biogas storage, microgrids and small district heating systems. Support data collection, feasibility studies, and fundraising, where applicable.

Farmers Irrigation District (FID) Microgrid

Farmers Irrigation District (FID) Microgrid

Hydropower within irrigation systems provide substantial, reliable renewable energy. Support development of a resilient microgrid using existing FID hydropower along with new solar and energy storage. The system should be able to backup FID facilities as well as other critical facilities. Specifically, support FID identifying funding for next stage feasibility and engaging with Pacific Power.

Green Tariff

Green Tariff

In coordination with state agencies and local communities, Pacific Power is developing a program that allows communities to determine their energy sources. The program is the best opportunity to meet Energy Plan goals for electrical energy. Ensure the program Pacific Power designs will meet Hood River County Energy Plan goals by advocating for key program elements that support local renewable energy generation Goals.

County-Wide Critical Facilities Solar + Storage Microgrids

County-Wide Critical Facilities Solar + Storage Microgrids

Power outages may occur in any season and their risks are increasing with more frequent and severe weather. This project supports the development of solar+storage systems at critical facilities designed to keep buildings operational for a two-week power outage. Specifically, this project looks to identify individual or aggregated funding strategies to build projects. Feasibility assessments have been completed on 10 facilities, and the Energy Council is now working with these facilities to identify funding and move forward with Construction.

Hood River County School District (HRCSD) Resilient Bus Barn

Hood River County School District (HRCSD) Resilient Bus Barn

Renewable energy systems and storage can provide benefits to electric providers and the community. Support development of a microgrid at the HRCSD bus barn capable of charging the bus during a power outage and providing benefits to the electric utility. Specifically, support a feasibility study and pursue project funding.