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Biglow Canyon Wind Farm

Facility: Biglow is a wind energy facility consisting of 217 wind turbines, with a peak generating capacity of 450 megawatts.

Status (Operating): Operations began on Aug. 29, 2010.

Location: Sherman County, approximately 2.5 miles northeast of Wasco

Certificate Holder: Portland General Electric

Contact Information 

Ray Hendricks, Portland General Electric
Duane Kilsdonk
121 SW Salmon St.
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 #3: Expanded the facility site, made changes to the construction and operation of the facility and revised the Habitat Mitigation Plan to conform to changes in the facility site.
Oct. 31, 2008
Oct. 31, 2008
Site certificate amendment #2: Added new access road and collector line segments, increased the area of temporary construction disturbance, modified one micrositing corridor, and added and modified multiple conditions, including conditions related to cultural resources, rare plants, habitat, and mitigation surveying and monitoring.
May 25, 2007
May 10, 2007
Site certificate amendment #1: Transferred ownership from Orion Sherman County Wind Farm LLC to Portland General Electric.
Nov. 6, 2006
Nov. 6, 2006
June 30, 2006
June 30, 2006