Energy Northwest has a membership of 28 utilities. Their Board of Directors is made up of 28 representatives, 1 for each of their members. The Nine Canyon Wind Project was developed and is owned and operated by Energy Northwest to provide a renewable energy resource to participating public utilities. It is capable of generating up to 95.9 megawatts, and is the largest publicly owned wind project in the country. It provides, on average, enough electric power to supply over 10,000 households. Nine Canyon consists of 63 turbines rated at 1.3 megawatts each. The Nine Canyon site is approximately 8 miles southeast of Kennewick and covers 75 acres.
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Okanogan County PUD approved Energy Northwest's undertaking of the Nine Canyon Wind farm in January, 2001. We are one of the largest participants in this project, with a 24% share of energy output.