The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Michele Smith

Repowering planned for Marengo wind turbines

60 full-time construction jobs will be created


Michele Smith

Wind turbines at the Marengo Wind Facility, east of Dayton, will be repowered over the spring and summer months.

DAYTON-PacifiCorp is investing $3.5 billion to build four new wind projects and upgrade its Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington wind fleet. The upgrade includes "repowering" the 78 wind turbines at Marengo I, and the 39 wind turbines at Marengo II, east of Dayton.

"Local communities may notice an increase in heavy equipment and vehicle traffic as early as May as work begins to widen leased access roads to allow for sufficient access to the sites," said Tom Gauntt, Media Spokesman for Pacific Power.

Gauntt said the 1.8 MW wind turbines at the Marengo sites will be retrofitted with 2.0 MW units...

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