The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) will supply the U.S. Army with green power to meet about 5% of the electricity needs of Fort Lewis in Washington State. Under an agreement with Tacoma Power, Fort Lewis will buy about 12 million kWh of wind energy certificates from BPA sourced from wind farms located in eastern Washington and Oregon. Fort Lewis serves more than 25,000 soldiers and civilian workers and uses about the same amount of electricity as a city the size of Olympia, WA.
News Release - Army buys "green power" to light Fort Lewis
News Article - Army buys wind-driven 'green power' for Ft. Lewis
News Article - Army buys wind power for Fort Lewis
BPA Contact: Deb Malin (503) 230-5701