Energy Facility Siting Council to Meet Aug. 18-19 in Boardman


SALEM — Three wind farms – one operating, one approved but not built, and one planned – will be the focus of discussion at the next Energy Facility Siting Council meeting on Aug. 18-19, 2016 in Boardman. The meeting begins on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Boardman City Hall, 200 City Center Circle. On Friday, the Council will start in executive session, with the public portion of the meeting set to begin at 9:45 a.m.

The main items on the Council’s agenda include:

  • Saddle Butte Wind Park (Gilliam and Morrow counties): The Council will consider a draft final order and whether to grant or deny a site certificate to this proposed facility.
  • Shephards Flat Central Wind Facility (Gilliam and Morrow counties): The Council will receive an update from Oregon Department of Energy staff regarding the facility’s bird fatality monitoring results and consider additional mitigation measures proposed by the site certificate holder.
  • Summit Ridge Wind Farm (Wasco County): The Council will receive an update from staff on the yet-to-be-built wind farm’s 2016 field surveys for birds and plants.

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.

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