Energy Facility Siting Council to meet August 7 in Coos Bay

CONTACT:
Rachel Wray, 503-689-0294
Cliff Voliva, 503-378-3637

SALEM — A review of the proposed South Dunes Power Plant is scheduled for discussion at the next Energy Facility Siting Council meeting on August 7. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 8 a.m. at the Red Lion Hotel, 1313 N. Bayshore Dr., in Coos Bay.

The main items on the Council’s agenda include:
• South Dunes Power Plant (Coos County): The Council will receive a presentation on the proposed project and review the Draft Proposed Order submitted by Oregon Department of Energy staff.
• Summit Ridge Wind Farm (Wasco County): The Council will consider staff’s recommendation to adopt modified findings for Amendment 1 of the Site Certificate and deny reconsideration for a contested case.
• Greater Sage Grouse Rulemaking Update: The Council will receive an overview of the rulemaking efforts by the Land Conservation and Development Commission and the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission related to greater sage grouse protection.

The full meeting agenda, including information on accessing the meeting remotely, is available on the Oregon Department of Energy website.

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.

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About the Oregon Department of Energy: The Oregon Department of Energy helps Oregonians improve the energy efficiency of their homes, provides policy expertise to prepare for Oregon’s future energy needs, staffs the Energy Facility Siting Council, provides technical and financial assistance to encourage investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy resources, promotes the cleanup of the Hanford nuclear site, and ensures state preparedness to respond to emergencies at energy facilities.

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.

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