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Clark Public Utilities signs deal to buy 10% of its energy from Eastern Washington dam

By , Columbian staff writer
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In order to meet the state's clean energy regulations, Clark Public Utilities has partnered up with Pend Oreille Public Utility District to acquire hydropower from the Box Canyon Dam in Eastern Washington.
In order to meet the state's clean energy regulations, Clark Public Utilities has partnered up with Pend Oreille Public Utility District to acquire hydropower from the Box Canyon Dam in Eastern Washington. (Rob Lohr/Pend Oreille Public Utility District) Photo Gallery

More than 400 miles from Vancouver in a narrow canyon near Washington’s Canadian border, turbines spin at the Box Canyon Dam, creating energy that once powered a nearby paper mill.

Soon, however, that energy will power homes and businesses in Clark County.

Clark Public Utilities signed a contract with the Pend Oreille Public Utility District to acquire all of the energy produced by the dam from Jan.

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