Frequently Asked Questions

Got Questions About Clean Energy?

Because wind turbines are such a great source of clean, renewable energy, they’re usually greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm.  At Scout Clean Energy, we also recognize that big ideas sometimes lead to big questions. That’s why transparency with the local community about our wind energy projects is important to everyone here at our company.

We are proud of our plans to develop wind energy resources in Benton County that are low impact and cost-competitive and welcome the opportunity to answer questions about the project. When armed with the facts, we are confident you will find the Horse Heaven Clean Energy Center represents a win-win scenario for the local community and Washington industry.

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.

The Horse Heaven Clean Energy Center development began in late-2016 in the form of leasing, land acquisition and environmental surveys which were conducted by both Scout Clean Energy and wpd, a Portland, Oregon-based wind energy developer that previously held lease agreements in the Benton County. Scout has acquired wpd’s assets in the area, and the two previously planned projects are now combined under Scout Clean Energy.

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