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.