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Teanaway Solar Reserve

The Challenge:

Obtain permits to site a large renewable energy facility on pristine acreage in the heart of the Teanaway Valley in Cle Elum, Washington.

The Solution:

  • Developed and implemented business, public policy and communications strategies
  • Created a website and blog
  • Managed permitting process
  • Negotiated with all federal, state and local jurisdictions
  • Built overwhelming support from elected officials, the media, business and community leaders, and the public
  • Secured construction firm
  • Secured panel supplier including a commitment to build panels locally

The Success:

  • Obtained permits from the county in an unprecedented 11 months
  • The site of one of the world’s largest photovoltaic solar energy facility (75 megawatts) is ready for construction.