PUD getting state funds for clean energy technologies

EVERETT — The Snohomish County Public Utility District is getting $3.5 million from state coffers to fund further development of clean energy technologies.

The PUD plans to use the money to build a showroom highlighting experimental technologies the district is pursuing. The Arlington Microgrid and Clean Energy Technology Center will also support new research by public agencies and private companies partnering with the district.

The district plans to begin design work next year and finish construction by 2019. The project is expected to cost about $9.5 million, including the money from state taxpayers.

The state’s Clean Energy Fund gave out five awards worth a total of $12.6 million. Other recipients were Avista, Seattle City Light, Orcas Power and Light, and Energy Northwest.

“With these awards, our leading utilities will demonstrate how to integrate battery storage with solar energy and stand-alone energy systems, train the workforce to build and maintain these systems and lead the industry into the clean energy future,” Gov. Jay Inslee said in a press release announcing the awards.

Inslee, who is running for re-election in November, has made pushing the state’s clean energy industry a top priority during his time as governor.

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