Things are looking good for the Lake County Renewable Energy Working Group’s goal of making Lake County a net exporter of renewable energy by December 2012. As long as the five renewable energy project currently slated for construction stay on schedule then we should make our goal by the end of 2013.
Table 1 provides the break down of how each project will contribute to our goal.
|Table 1: Renewable Energy Production of Lake County’s Built and Scheduled RE Projects|
|Built and Scheduled RE Projects||Lake County Solar FIT Projects||Project Horizon||Pacific Power Lakeview Project||Paisley Geothermal Plant||Nevada Geothermal Electric (Crump Geyser)||Total RE Produced|
|Annual Output in Kilowatt hours (kWh)||35,008||254,188||3,440,134||28,676,736||215,075,520||247,481,586|
Table 2 shows how total renewable energy production will exceed average annual consumption of electricity.
|Table 2: Lake County, Oregon’s Will Be A Net Exporter of Renewable Energy|
|Lake County Electrical Consumption (kWh) Per Year||Output of Scheduled RE Projects (kWh) Per Year||Difference between Electrical Consumption and RE production (kWh) Per Year|
|Pacific Power||Surprise Valley||Mid State Electric||Sum Of Electrical Consumption|
As table 1 and 2 show, the five renewable energy projects currently slated for production will provide more electricity than Lake County currently consumes. As long as all goes as planned, these projects will make Lake County a net exporter of renewable energy.