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Energy Facility Siting Council to meet November 15

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

SALEM — The proposed Troutdale Energy Center will be reviewed November 15 at the Energy Facility Siting Council meeting in Troutdale. The Council will receive an Oregon Department of Energy staff presentation and review the draft proposed order of the Troutdale Energy Center, a planned natural gas-fired power plant. No public comment on this facility will be taken at this meeting.

Other items on the Council agenda include:

  • Balancing authority: The Council will hear from the Oregon Department of Justice on its authority to balance the state’s 16 siting standards.
  • Klamath Generation Facility: The Council will consider terminating this facility’s site certificate, which was originally issued in 2005. The action is being considered because the applicant did not start construction by the required deadline.

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

The meeting is open to the public and begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn (477 NW Phoenix Dr.) in Troutdale. For more information about the meeting, please contact the Oregon Department of Energy 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 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 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.