Diana Enright, 503-378-8278
Cliff Voliva, 503-378-3637
SALEM — The Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council will continue its deliberation on an appeal in the Saddle Butte Wind Park contested case at its March 14 meeting in The Dalles. The Council will review and consider a draft order prepared by Oregon Department of Energy staff at the Council’s direction, and may issue an order on the appeal and alternative request by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Other items on the agenda include:
• Brush Canyon Wind Facility: The Council will receive a presentation and review the draft proposed order for the planned wind farm in Wasco and Sherman counties.
• Siting application process: The departments of Energy and Justice will provide an overview of the siting application process.
The agenda contains information for people who may wish to access the meeting remotely. To view the meeting agenda, please visit the department’s website at www.oregon.gov/energy/Siting/Pages/Council-Meetings.aspx.
The meeting is open to the public and begins at 8:30 a.m. at Water’s Edge (551 Lone Pine Blvd.). For more information about the meeting, please contact the Oregon Department of Energy at 503-378-4040 or toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-221-8035.
To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired, or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact the department at least 72 hours before the meeting at 1-800-221-8035 or fax 503-373-7806. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711.
About the Oregon Department of Energy: The Oregon Department of Energy reduces the long-term costs of energy for Oregonians. It provides tax credits, grants, loans, technical assistance and energy information for homeowners, businesses, manufacturers, farms, ranches, schools and governments.
About ODOE’s Energy Facility Siting Division: Division staff support the work of the Energy Facility Siting Council. The Council has regulatory and siting responsibility for large electric generating facilities, many high voltage transmission lines, some gas pipelines, and radioactive waste disposal sites. The state’s energy facility siting process is based on 16 standards.