When you arrive at Energy Northwest on your first day and until you receive your badge, security will need to complete a vehicle security search at the check point in order for you to enter the site. Please plan for approximately 10 to 15 minutes for this process. All you need to do is pull into the far right lane and Security will come to you.
PLEASE NOTE: Security will search your vehicle and you will need to show them photo identification such as your Driver's License to confirm your identity. You will be asked to open the hood and trunk of your car. This process takes a few minutes and is routinely done.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: As part of Energy Northwest security, visitors’ vehicles are searched at the Security Access Point. You will be asked to open the hood and trunk of your car and show identification. This takes a few minutes and is routinely done.
PLEASE NOTE: Energy Northwest corporate and most other facilities are located in the vicinity of the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant. This is a high-security area with a security checkpoint when entering and leaving. The following items are prohibited in this area: explosives, incendiary devices, alcoholic beverages and marijuana, illegal drugs and controlled substances without prescription, firearms and ammunition, chemical agents and self-defense sprays (such as mace, pepper spray etc.) and Tasers or other like self-defense items. Violators are subject to criminal prosecution.
Please check your vehicle for any of these prohibited items BEFORE driving to Energy Northwest property.
After the security check is completed, continue on to the Deschutes Building by following the road around and park anywhere you can find a spot. The Deschutes entrance is right under the building sign that says "Energy Northwest" (by the flagpole).
Please use the phone provided in the lobby to call your department contact to meet you at the door. If you are unable to reach the person you are calling, you may call the Human Resources general line at ext. 5840.
From 1-182 West, take exit #4/Wellsian Way/Vantage onto Bypass Hwy (WA-240W) toward Vantage. Continue north on Stevens Drive/Route 4 for approximately 10 miles.
As you are driving north, you will see an Energy Northwest sign with arrows. Continue straight past this sign, following the arrow to Columbia Generating Station.
Keep going straight (about two miles) until you come to another Energy Northwest sign that says Columbia Generating Station. Take this right-hand turn.
Once you turn right, you will be on the main access road. You will see Columbia Generating Station and a security checkpoint directly ahead of you. Proceed to the far right lane at the security checkpoint.
Energy Northwest Map