Horse Heaven Clean Energy Center

Project Benefits

The Horse Heaven Clean Energy Center represents significant economic, employment, infrastructure, and environmental benefits that support the community.

Clean Energy in Washington

The development of wind energy has had measurable positive impacts on Washington state and its local communities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does this project mean for your community? Get answers to common questions about wind energy and its impact on the environment and our local economy.

Harnessing the
Horse Heaven Wind & Sun

The Horse Heaven Clean Energy Center will combine wind, solar, and battery storage components to produce up to 1150MW of renewable energy for the region and the State of Washington. This hybrid approach will help stabilize grids, increase efficiencies, and lower power costs.

At full build-out, the Horse Heaven project will generate substantial property tax revenue to Benton County over the design life of the project (approximately 25 years), and under current allocations, the largest proportion of those funds would support local schools. The project will be located just south of the Tri-Cities and promises to create hundreds of well-paying jobs for the community.

The Horse Heaven Clean Energy Center is being developed by Scout Clean Energy, a utility-scale clean energy developer based in Boulder, Colorado. Scout has an extensive track record developing large-scale projects and is supported by local experts and project managers with deep experience in the Tri-Cities community.

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worker standing in field with wind turbine

Renewable Energy
On the Horizon

To-date, the company has substantial acreage south of the Tri-Cities under wind energy lease and easement agreements with landowners that are participating in the development. The project area consists primarily of private, cultivated agricultural land where each turbine and associated access roads removes only about a half-acre from agricultural production.

Scout Clean Energy is a utility-scale wind energy developer based in Boulder, Colorado. Founded in 2016, Scout is a young company but made up of a long-standing management team with an extensive track record developing large-scale wind projects, such as the Persimmon Creek Wind Farm in Woodward County, Oklahoma that began operations in December 2018, the Ranchero Wind Farm in Crockett County, Texas that began operations in October 2019 and the Heart of Texas Wind Farm in McCulloch County, Texas that began operations in May 2020. This brings Scout’s operational portfolio of wind energy generation to 698 MW with a further 146 MW under construction and more than 4,000 MW in our active development pipeline.