A manufacturer of vertical axis wind turbines will soon provide a free feasibility study, to determine if its products could provide any economic benefits to the Port of Camas-Washougal.
Brian Sheets, chief executive officer of Skyron Systems, Inc., along with Chief Financial Officer Bill Steele and Marketing and Sales Manager Jon Gruett attended the June 1 port meeting.
The feasibility study will be conducted at locations such as the port’s marina area, industrial park and Grove Field Airport.
“We’re anxious to see what that study shows, and we’ll use that information to take the next steps,” said Port Planning and Development Director Scot Walstra. “The study will show what the best locations [for the turbines] will be.”
He referred to initiative 937, which requires greater use of alternative and renewable energy sources by the year 2015.