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Wind energy growing fast in the Northwest

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Bonneville Power Administration reports record wind power has helped them hit a new milestone.

BPA's transmission grid reached an all time high of over 2,000 megawatts in one hour. Surpassing 2,000 megawatts of wind power in one hour has never been done before by BPA.

That's enough to power Seattle and Portland for an hour, all done with wind energy.

Back in 2008 wind power supplied about 25 megawatts of power, and in the last few years, it's risen dramatically up to over 2,200.

Were told that number is expected to triple over the next five years.

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