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Boardman Coal Plant

Facility: The facility is a 550-megawatt, coal-fired power plant.

Status (Operating): Amendment 9 authorized the temporary storage and processing of raw biomass at the facility site and the temporary use of torrefied biomass as fuel in test burns at the facility. The most recent site certificate was executed on May 3, 2013.
Location: Morrow County
Certificate Holder: Portland General Electric
Contact Information
Arya Behbehani
Duane Kilsdonk
121 SW Salmon Street, 3WTCBR05
625 Marion St. NE
Portland, OR 97204
Salem, OR 97301-3737
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Project Status (Table details will be updated as project progresses)
Site certificate amendment #9: Authorized temporary storage and processing of raw biomass material on the facility site and the use of processed biomass as a fuel in test burns to be conducted at the facility. Does not authorize ongoing use of torrefied biomass or for conversion of the facility to biomass fuel
May 3, 2013
May 3, 2013
Nov. 9, 2012
Site certificate amendment #8: Reduced the site boundary
Sept. 11, 2009
Order approving, in part, PGE’s request for revisions to environmental monitoring programs for the Boardman Coal Plant
EFSC action relieving PGE of the requirement to perform chemical monitoring of soil and vegetation
No amendments to site certificate were required for these actions.
Sept. 10, 2004
Sept. 10, 2004

May 9, 2003
Site certificate amendment #7: Consolidated amendments 1-6 and removed certain provisions
March 22, 1994
Site certificate amendment #6: Redirected access to Tower Road, modifying the site boundaries
Dec. 16, 1988
Site certificate amendment #5: Changed requirement for calculating emissions from a two-hour averaging time to a three-hour averaging time.
June 15, 1981
Site certificate amendment #4: Changed water quality conditions and requirements
July 11, 1980
Site certificate amendment #3: Established a program for evaluation of the radiological impacts upon the environment of coal ash generated by operation of the plant
Aug. 1, 1979
Site certificate amendment #2: Modified cooling reservoir construction requirements to allow for phased construction and utilization and indicates that initial stage water will be supplied from Boeing facilities on Willow Creek
Feb. 17, 1978
Site certificate amendment #1: Relocated rail spur, barge basin access road, 500-kilovolt transmission line and 230-kilovolt transmission line
Aug. 30, 1977
Feb. 27, 1975
Feb. 27, 1975
Feb. 27, 1975