On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Klickitat PUD hosted state and local dignitaries, and members of the community, for the dedication and ribbon cutting of its new H.W. Hill Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) plant near Roosevelt, WA. Klickitat PUD was privileged to have Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee, gave the keynote speech recognizing the Klickitat PUD team and the environmental benefits of the RNG project.
Klickitat PUD’s RNG facility is one of the largest and most efficient facilities in the United States, according to a Klickitat PUD press release. The equivalent of more than 15 million gallons of gasoline can be produced at the facility annually. Renewable energy is an increasingly important part of Washington’s clean energy future.
McMillen Jacobs has provided design and project management for the RNG facility since 2016. Services included design and construction management of the dual pipeline from the RNG plant to the Williams Northwest interstate natural gas pipeline. The project team consisted of Don Jarrett as project manager; Matt Moughamian as civil/piping engineer; Jodi Burns as civil engineer and Joe Carson as mechanical engineer. McMillen Jacobs is currently providing construction management services for the upgrade to the RNG fire detection plan and alarm system, led by electrical engineer and fire protection specialist, Chris Curtis.
Among those acknowledged for their support and dedication on the RNG project, was project manager, Don Jarrett. Don brings over 40 years of experience in the design, operation, maintenance and project management of power generation facilities. Prior to the RNG project, Don worked with Klickitat PUD on the McNary Fish Ladder Hydro replacement runner and generator rewind project, which is jointly owned by North Wasco PUD.