Energy Facility Siting Council to meet December 4 in The Dalles
Cliff Voliva, 503-378-3637
SALEM — Habitat mitigation at three wind farms in north central Oregon will be the focus of discussion at the next Energy Facility Siting Council meeting on December 4. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 9 a.m. at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Dr., in The Dalles.
The main items on the Council’s agenda include: • Leaning Juniper IIA and IIB (Gilliam County): Consideration of updated habitat mitigation plans. • Summit Ridge Wind Farm (Wasco County): An update on the facility’s habitat mitigation surveys. • Montague Wind Power Facility (Gilliam County): Consideration of a request to extend the construction start and completion dates by two years and two requests for a contested case proceeding on the Proposed Order. • Rulemaking: An update on current rulemaking and consideration of future rulemaking priorities.
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.
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