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Energy Facility Siting Council to meet September 27

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

SALEM — Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council meets next on Friday, Sept. 27 in Gresham. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn (2752 SE 242nd Dr.).

Items on the Council agenda include:

  • Troutdale Energy Center (Troutdale): Council will receive a staff presentation and review the Draft Proposed Order for a planned natural gas-fired power plant.
  • Saddle Butte Wind Park (Gilliam and Morrow counties): Council will receive a staff presentation and review the Draft Proposed Order for a planned wind farm.
  • Rulemaking: Council will listen to oral comments on proposed amendments to the carbon dioxide emissions standard and carbon dioxide offset standard for power plants, and consider authorization of rule changes.

The agenda contains information for people who may wish to access the meeting remotely. To view the meeting agenda, please visit ODOE’s website at http://www.oregon.gov/energy/Siting/Pages/Council-Meetings.aspx.     

For more information about the meeting, please contact ODOE 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 ODOE 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.