The Washington State Department of Ecology (DDE) is set to make a $2 billion donation to help build a new $2 trillion power plant at the Capitol.
The donation, made by Powerhouse Partners, will help fund an “overhaul” of the state’s power grid, according to a press release from the DDE.
This will be done by combining multiple energy projects across the state.
The state is planning to add 1.4 gigawatts of new renewable energy capacity, the amount of electricity produced by solar panels alone.
Powerhouse partners has been working with the state Department of Energy (DOE) since 2014, working to improve reliability and security across the system.
It is also responsible for developing a “new grid” for the District of Columbia, according the DTEE.
“We are excited to work with the Department of State to bring together new sources of clean, renewable energy for the benefit of Washington state, its residents and businesses,” said Powerhouse Partner President Tom Schatz in a statement.
“With the state having been working hard on improving the reliability of the Washington State grid, this is an important step forward.”
The news comes as the U.S. continues to struggle with an energy crisis.
On Thursday, the U,S.
energy sector reported the largest quarterly decline in production in nearly five years.
The National Weather Service said the temperature rose just 0.1 degrees Fahrenheit (-0.3 degrees Celsius) from January through February.
The average U.T.C. recorded temperature dropped to a record-low of 29.6 degrees Fahrenheit (12.7 degrees Celsius).