SALEM — A regular meeting of Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council will take place on June 29 in Boardman. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Port of Morrow (2 Marine Dr.).
For those who cannot attend the meeting in person, a call-in phone line is available. The number is 1-877-214-5010 and the access code is 799345.
The meeting begins with the council’s consideration of Amendment No. 2 of the Helix Wind Power Facility. The amendment is a request from the applicant to extend two deadlines by two years: beginning construction to August 5, 2014, and completing construction to August 5, 2017.
The council will also decide whether to approve the Application for Site Certificate from Portland General Electric to build and operate the proposed Carty Generating Station south of Boardman. The site is adjacent to PGE’s existing coal-fired plant.
To view the meeting agenda, please visit the Oregon Department of Energy’s website at www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/docs/Agenda/EFSC_agenda_062912.pdf.
The Oregon Department of Energy serves as staff to the council. 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 provides tax credits, grants, loans, technical assistance and energy information for homes, businesses, manufacturing, 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.