SALEM — Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council meets next on August 24 in The Dalles. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center (5000 Discovery 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.
Items expected to draw the most interest include:
- A presentation of the Governor’s Draft 10-year Energy Plan by Margi Hoffman, Energy Policy Advisor to the Governor,
- A presentation and update of the Wind Energy Health Impact Assessment by Dr. Jae Douglas of the Oregon Health Authority, and
- Council consideration of contested case requests for Amendment No. 2 of the Helix Wind Power Facility.
To view the meeting agenda, please visit the Oregon Department of Energy’s website at www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/docs/Agenda/EFSC_agenda_082412.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 home owners, 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.