Whatcom PUD Solar Demonstration Project

Under the Goals and Strategies of Whatcom PUD’s 2025 Strategic Plan, Clean and Renewable Energy (p. 10) includes Strategy RE2 – Undertake a demonstration project of the use of alternative clean and renewable energy technologies.

The PUD recently installed a solar panel array on its maintenance building, located off Trigg Road in Ferndale.

  • It is a 30.74 kW system, with 58 panels (530 Watts each), estimated to produce 32 MWH per year.
  • The system was installed by Western Solar and put into service on September 7, 2023.
  • Photo to the right depicts the solar demonstration project on the PUD’s rooftop.
  • Photo below depicts a screenshot of real-time information.
  • To view real-time information, click on link below; or cut and paste link into your browser: https://monitoringpublic.solaredge.com/solaredge-web/p/site/public?name=Whatcom%20PUD#/dashboard