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10/31/2019

Award-Winning Klamath Cogeneration Plant Dedicated

Award-Winning Klamath Cogeneration Plant Dedicated

CONTACT:
Jeff Ball, City of Klamath Falls (541) 883-5316
Art Sasse, Director, Communications & Brand, Iberdrola Renewables, 503-796-7740
Paul Copleman, Media Relations, Iberdrola Renewables, 207-641-2805

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The City of Klamath Falls and PacifiCorp Power Marketing, Inc. (PPM) officially dedicated the Klamath Cogeneration Plant, which has been in commercial operation since July, on Saturday, Oct. 20.

The 484-megawatt natural gas-fired, advanced combined-cycle cogeneration facility produces both electricity and process steam. The electricity is sold to customers throughout the West and the steam is sold to an adjacent wood products plant.

“We have been very successful at securing solid, long-term contracts for the vast majority of the plant output,” said Terry Hudgens, PPM’s CEO. “Customers value the location, low cost, efficiency and superior environmental characteristics of this plant.”

The City of Klamath Falls owns the plant and previously sponsored the issuance of $309 million in project revenue bonds that made the plant possible. Under contract with the City of Klamath Falls, PPM manages, operates and fuels the Klamath Cogeneration Plant and markets the plant’s output.

“I’m delighted to cut the ribbon on this plant,” said Mayor Todd Kellstrom. “The Klamath Cogeneration Plant is sustainable development in a town that’s open for business. This plant will be an engine of economic development in Klamath Falls for years to come.”

“This dedication ceremony marks the beginning of a new phase in a long relationship between my company and the City of Klamath Falls,” said PPM Chairman Alan Richardson. “In addition, we’re working with the City to determine the feasibility of another facility adjacent to the Klamath Cogeneration Plant.”

The timing for construction of the new plant will depend upon permitting, power markets and economic conditions. In the meantime, PPM has initiated site development and permit work.

The Klamath Cogeneration Plant has enjoyed strong support from conservation groups for its efficiency, cogeneration process and for setting the global standard for the most carbon dioxide mitigation ever for a fossil-fueled power plant. It was a model for Oregon legislation that now governs the carbon dioxide emissions of other fossil-fuel power plants in the state.

The plant has received recognition at both national and state levels winning Oregon Governor Kitzhaber’s 2000 Community and Economic Development award and Power Magazine’s Power Plant of the Year 2001 award.

PPM is also marketing the power from other sustainable electric generating plants, including the Stateline Wind Plant, currently generating more than a third of its planned capacity with the rest under construction on the Washington-Oregon border near Walla Walla, Wash.

PPM is a non-utility power marketing subsidiary of ScottishPower.

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About Avangrid: Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $44 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, Avangrid has two primary lines of business: networks and renewables. Through its networks business, Avangrid owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Through its renewables business, Avangrid owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. Avangrid employs approximately 8,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2024, Avangrid ranked first among utilities and 12 overall. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2024 for the sixth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. Avangrid is a member of the group of companies controlled by Iberdrola, S.A. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.

 

About Iberdrola: Iberdrola is one of the world's biggest energy companies and a leader in renewables, spearheading the energy transition to a low carbon economy. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries. With a focus on renewable energy, smart networks and smart solutions for customers, Iberdrola’s main markets include Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. The company is also present in growth markets such as Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, among others.

With a workforce of nearly 40,000 and assets in excess of €141.7 billion, across the world, Iberdrola helps to support 400,000 jobs across its supply chain, with annual procurement of €12.2 billion. A benchmark in the fight against climate change, Iberdrola has invested more than €130 billion over the past two decades to help build a sustainable energy model, based on sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

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