ODOE to Host Public Informational Meetings on the Proposed Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line


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

Next week, the Oregon Department of Energy will host a series of public informational meetings with Idaho Power Company about its proposed Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line.

The proposed 500-kilovolt transmission line would extend about 300 miles from a proposed Longhorn Substation in Boardman to the existing Hemingway Substation in southwestern Idaho. Idaho Power Company may request approval from Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council for the line’s route segments, which must meet applicable EFSC standards, rules, and ordinances.

The informational meetings will provide attendees with details about the proposed transmission line and the EFSC review process. The meetings will include a presentation starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by an open house. Informational meetings in Umatilla and Morrow counties will both be held on Thursday evening, October 18; the format, presentation, and content of the meetings will be the same.

Malheur County
Monday, October 15, 2018
5 – 8 p.m.
Four Rivers Cultural Center
676 SW 5th Ave, Ontario, OR

Baker County
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
5 – 8 p.m.
Community Connections - Baker County Senior Center
2810 Cedar St, Baker City, OR

Union County
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
5 – 8 p.m.
Blue Mountain Conference Center
404 12th St, La Grande, OR

Umatilla County
Thursday, October 18, 2018
5 – 8 p.m.
Pendleton Convention Center
1601 Westgate, Pendleton, OR

Morrow County
Thursday, October 18, 2018
5 – 8 p.m.
Sage Center
101 Olson Road, Boardman, OR

Please note, these are not public hearings, so the meetings will not include time for public testimony or on-the-record public comments.

Learn more about the proposed Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line, including facility application materials, on ODOE’s website.