Energy Facility Siting Council to meet January 24

Diana Enright, 503-378-8278
Cliff Voliva, 503-378-3637


SALEM — The proposed Brush Canyon Wind Power Facility will be reviewed January 24 at the next Energy Facility Siting Council meeting in The Dalles. The Council will receive an Oregon Department of Energy staff presentation and review the draft proposed order of the wind farm that is planned for southeastern Wasco and southern Sherman counties. However, the comment period for Brush Canyon is closed.

Other items on the agenda include:

  • Saddle Butte Wind Park: The Council will hear and consider an appeal filed by the U.S. Department of Defense of a hearing officer ruling in the Saddle Butte Wind Park contested case.
  • Contested case process: The Council will receive a presentation from the departments of Energy and Justice on its contested case 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

The meeting is open to the public and begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Discovery Center (5000 Discovery Dr.). 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.