Energy Facility Siting Council to meet November 21 in Hermiston


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

SALEM — The Energy Facility Siting Council will hear from the Oregon Department of Energy at its next meeting on the progress of a rulemaking advisory committee tasked with seeking changes to EFSC’s site certificate amendment process.

Other items on the Council’s agenda include:

  • Consideration of an order terminating the site certificate for the Helix Wind Power Facility (Umatilla County), based on expiration of the site certificate on August 5, 2014, and
  • A presentation by the Climate Trust on its five-year report.

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 9 a.m. at the Oxford Suites in Hermiston (1050 N. 1st St.). 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.