Oregon DOE sets August meeting on Wheatridge wind

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE), which provides staff to the Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC), will hold a public meeting Aug. 11 on the proposed 500-MW Wheatridge Wind Energy LLC project.

The department determined the application for site certification complete on July 1, and the applicant submitted and filed a final application for site certification on July 13.

The department will hold a public information meeting on Aug. 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Boardman City Hall to present information about the proposed facility. Department staff and the applicant will be available to answer questions related to the EFSC review process and the proposed facility, respectively.

The meeting is not a public hearing, the agency said in a July 20 notice.

The department is currently preparing the draft proposed order (DPO) which will include staff’s analysis of the application based on the department’s review of the application as well as comments received from state agencies, tribes, local governments and others identified as “reviewing agencies” under EFSC rules.

The proposed facility would consist of up to 292 turbines divided into two groups: Wheatridge West and Wheatridge East; and an interconnection corridor containing up to two parallel overhead 230-kV transmission lines connecting Wheatridge West and Wheatridge East.

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