PáTu Wind


PáTu Wind Farm is a 9-megawatt wind facility located in north central Oregon near the town of Wasco. This project consists of six 1.5 MW turbines which came online in late 2010.

PáTu is recognized as Oregon’s first community, local investor wind project developed, owned and operated by brothers Ormand and Jeff Hilderbrand on their family farm. 

The name "PáTu," which means snowfields, comes from local Native America legends involving nearby Mt. Adams. In the native legends, the snowfields of Mt. Adams were the source of all life and energy, and PáTu (Mt. Adams) and Wy'East (Mt. Hood) were brothers, just like Jeff and Ormand Hilderbrand.