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Public information meeting on proposed power plant is Sept. 11

​SALEM — The Oregon Department of Energy will hold a public information meeting on Tuesday, September 11 for a proposed natural gas power plant near North Bend. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the North Bend Public Library (1800 Sherman Ave.).

The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the proposal to local residents and explain the state review process. The project, called the South Dunes Power Plant, would supply electricity to the proposed Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas Plant. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has jurisdiction over the review of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal.

The South Dunes plant, sited on the east side of Jordan Cove, would generate up to 380 megawatts of electricity. The plant will ultimately need to receive approval from Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council.

This is an information meeting only and not a public hearing. Oregon Department of Energy staff and the South Dunes applicant will be available to answer questions after a short presentation. No public testimony will be taken at this point in the process.

The applicant submitted a notice of intent on August 1 to build the facility. The public can comment on the notice of intent until 5 p.m. on September 21.

For more information on the South Dunes plant, please go to the ODOE website at http://cms.oregon.gov/energy/Siting/Pages/SDP.aspx

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.