Energy Northwest leases office and laboratory space at its Richland, Wash., office complex, the Applied Process Engineering Laboratory and its Industrial Development Complex. Leasing available space to eligible parties lowers the operating costs of existing Energy Northwest operations.
Energy Northwest Office Complex
Energy Northwest’s office complex is located at 3000 George Washington Way in Richland, Wash. The facility houses Energy Northwest staff and several tenant organizations.
Applied Process Engineering Laboratory
The Applied Process Engineering Laboratory provides facilities, programs and services to technology start-up and expanding companies. The lab actively serves the interest of companies pursuing renewable and clean energy technologies that complement Energy Northwest, state and federal energy priorities.
APEL was founded by a consortium of community stakeholders, including Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Port of Benton, the Department of Energy, Washington State University, the city of Richland and the Tri-City Development Council, all of whom continue to provide strategic vision, and technical and operational support.
Energy Northwest employs the Washington Technology Center to provide business incubation services to improve performance and growth of start-up companies working in the lab. The APEL staff provides entrepreneurship coaching, access to funding and resource connections together with a suite of locally available technical assistance services for businesses.
APEL tenants include anchor tenant Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Environmental Assessment Services, InnovaTek and IsoRay Medical, plus Energy Northwest’s Environmental Services Laboratory.
Located in the research district, the lab works closely with the Tri-Cities Research District, which is a Washington state innovation partnership zone that provides incubation programs and facilities for new technology-based businesses. The cooperative effort helps drive technology innovation-to-commercialization initiatives in clean and renewable energy.
Industrial Development Complex
The Industrial Development Complex is located east of Columbia Generating Station. The IDC staff pursues economic development and reuse of 40 facilities and associated property in excess of Energy Northwest’s current operating needs.
The site is currently at 80 percent capacity. Washington Closure Hanford, the primary tenant, manages the Energy Department‘s cleanup of waste sites and burial grounds, and removal of excess facilities throughout the Hanford site.
In addition to the leasing program, the complex has the capability of supplying both back up water and power to Columbia, as needed. IDC staff members also offer a variety of training and support functions during Columbia’s biennial refueling outages.