Goldendale, WA, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 —Klickitat PUD will host dignitaries and members of the public this month to dedicate and tour its new renewable natural gas plant located near Roosevelt, Wash. The event will include keynote addresses by Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee and Senator Curtis King on Wednesday, September 18 at 10 a.m. followed by tours of the facility until 1 p.m. The event is open to the public.
The event had originally been scheduled for September 20 and was advertised in Ruralite magazine with that date. Due to last minute scheduling issues the date of the event had to be changed. The information in Ruralite was not able to be updated as the publication was already in distribution.
The facility will also be open for public tours on Saturday, September 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Klickitat PUD’s H.W. Hill Renewable Natural Gas facility is one of the largest and most efficient facilities in the United States. The equivalent of more than 15 million gallons of gasoline can be produced at the facility annually.
Renewable energy is an increasingly important part of Washington’s clean energy future. Renewable natural gas is considered renewable because it is derived from waste material and results in at least a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over traditional fuels. The waste material picked up at curbsides, dropped at transfer stations, or sent by rail to Republic Services’ Roosevelt Regional Landfill becomes a feedstock for the biogas creation. This biogas is scrubbed and converted to renewable natural gas by Klickitat PUD. The biogas that is injected into the Williams Northwest Pipeline is 98% pure methane and is used as a transportation fuel throughout the country.
By producing renewable natural gas rather than using the fuel to create electricity, the new facility provides an alternate revenue source for Klickitat PUD. This diversification can provide many benefits including stabilizing rates for customers of the utility.
For more information about this event, visit www.klickitatpud.com/rng-dedication.