The region is already an important center of renewable energy production by virtue of the hydropower facilities along the Columbia River and extensive investment into wind development. Our natural potential to participate in a development of a broader range of renewables — solar, wind, biomass, fuel, and geo-thermal – make our region a center for renewable energy.
MCEDD leads efforts related to the Columbia Gorge Bi-State Renewable Energy Zone (CGBREZ). CGBREZ was formed in 2008 to develop the Columbia Gorge region as a world-class center of renewable energy research, development, manufacturing and application of technologies. Download the CGBREZ Informational Flyer CGBREZ_FLYER_2010.