ROSALIA, Wash.-- Construction on a renewable energy facility is underway in Whitman County and project leaders say it will provide power to thousands of customers.
Officials tell us the Palouse Wind Project is now 60% complete.
Windmills are starting to take shape across these rolling hills. The $210 million project is being led by Boston based company "first wind".
Company leaders say there are more than 150 employees involved, which could result in $30 million in spending being pumped into the local economy.
Once the windmills are operational Whitman County should receive approximately $12 million over the next 20 years in property tax revenues.
First Wind has reached a 30 year agreement to sell the power to Avista.
There will be 58 windmills installed between the highway and the City of Oakesdale.
Construction is expected to wrap by November, with the wind farm fully operational by the end of the year.