Energy Facility Siting Council To Meet November 16 In Boardman

Boardman City Hall horizontal.jpg

Jennifer Kalez, 503-480-9239
Rachel Wray, 503-689-0294

SALEM — The proposed Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility in northeastern Oregon will be the main topic of discussion at the next Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council meeting November 16 in Boardman.

The public meeting begins at 10 a.m. on Friday at Boardman City Hall, 200 City Center Circle.

The main item on the EFSC’s agenda:

  • Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility (Morrow, Umatilla counties): EFSC will review a proposed order on Request for Amendment 3 of the site certificate. Request for Amendment 3 seeks flexibility in wind turbine technologies selected during final facility design. The certificate holder requests changes in wind turbine specifications that would increase blade tip height from 476 to 499.7 feet; increase blade length from 197 to 204.1 feet; increase hub height from 278 to 291.3 feet; increase rotor diameter from 393 to 416.7 feet; and reduce minimum aboveground blade tip clearance 83 to 70.5 feet. Following review of the proposed order, EFSC will either adopt, modify, or reject it, and will either grant or deny the amendment request.

The full meeting agenda and materials are available on the ODOE website:

The next EFSC meeting is tentatively scheduled for December 13-14 at a location to be determined.

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.