Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Site Image

2013 News Releases
Energy Facility Siting Council to meet March 15

Diana Enright, 503-378-8278
Cliff Voliva, 503-378-3637
In Oregon, 1-800-221-8035


SALEM — Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council meets next on Friday, March 15 in Salem. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 8:30 a.m. at the state Agriculture Building (635 Capitol St. NE).

Action items include:

  • The council will decide whether to grant an amended site certificate for the Port Westward Generating Project in Columbia County. The amendment request from the developer asks for the extension of two deadlines to 2015.

Information items include:

  • Oregon Department of Energy staff will update the council on the status of the proposed Antelope Ridge Wind Farm in Union County.
  • ODOE staff will provide the council with potential process changes for site certificate applications.
  • The council will receive a briefing from Idaho Power on transmission line design.

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 www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/docs/Agenda/EFSC_agenda_031513.pdf.

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.