Klickitat County Commission Adopts New Model Decommissioning Plan

Klickitat County Commissioners this week adopted its findings supporting a new model decommissioning plan for solar and wind projects in the County.  Commissioner David Sauter noted it took some time to get to this plan, as every topic seemed to bring a new set of questions for the panel to address.  In the end the Commission made four major changes from the current model decommissioning document, including removing an option for a parent company to make financial guarantees, removing scrap value credits, and tightening language on returning land to the condition it was in prior to a renewable energy project.  Sauter also said a security bond must now be in place before any construction begins.  The model acts as a template for individual decommissioning agreements the County enters into for renewable energy projects.

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