Starting to Stand Tall
Crews have been assembling the base pieces this week. This morning they’re working on the cradle; blades will be going up later today, according to Project Engineer Tristan Shell-Spurling with PNE in Longview, Washington
The turbines are west of the university’s Super DARN radar array, near the intersection of 210th Avenue and Golf Course Road.
They will provide energy directly to campus, and their combined energy output will cover roughly 97% of energy consumption on campus.
The project includes 3.5 miles of underground transmission line from the turbines to the FHSU Akers Energy Center. Fiber will be buried adjacent to the transmission line, allowing FHSU staff to monitor and control electricity production to meet campus needs.