Wind project leases bring money to schools

Wind turbines on state-owned land generated more than $1 million in lease revenues last year.

The Washington state Department of Natural Resources said the leases help pay for construction of kindergarten to 12th-grade schools across the state.

There are 108 turbines on state-owned lands generating about 191 megawatts of energy.

The turbines are in Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat, Walla Walla, Garfield and Columbia counties.