The Columbia Gorge’s natural potential has led to the development of a broader range of renewable energy production — solar, wind, biomass, fuel, and geo-thermal. The hydropower facilities along the Columbia River and extensive investment into wind development has made our region an important center of renewable energy production.
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. Public and private partners continue to collaborate around issues relevant to renewable energy development opportunities in the Columbia River Gorge. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In addition to CGBREZ, MCEDD provides staffing support to the Hood River County Energy Council. To learn more about that effort, visit the project’s information page here.