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Carty Generating Station

Facility: The site certificate holder will construct and operate a natural gas-fueled combined-cycle electric generating plant. The facility, to be constructed in two phases, will consist of two generator blocks with a combined nominal generating capacity of about 900 megawatts.

Status (Approved): Construction on Block 1 must begin before July 2, 2015 and be completed by July 2, 2018. Construction on Block 2 must begin before July 2, 2017 and be completed by July 2, 2020.

Location: Morrow and Gilliam counties (map)

Site Certificate Holder: Portland General Electric

Contact Information 

Site Certificate Holder
Arya Behbehani
Duane Kilsdonk
121 SW Salmon St, 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)
Notice of Intent: The notice of intent provides information about the proposed energy facility and its potential impacts. The NOI enables the department and other government agencies to identify issues and determine staffing needs for the review process. It provides the first opportunity for public participation in the process.
Aug. 26, 2009
Project Order: The project order is issued by ODOE and identifies applicable statutes, rules, local ordinances and other regulations. It also describes any additional information needed for the application. The project order defines the analysis areas over which the applicant must assess the facility’s potential impacts.
Nov. 3, 2009
Complete Application: An application for a site certificate includes a detailed description of the proposed facility and the anticipated impacts on the site and surrounding area. The applicant must address the council’s application requirements and demonstrate how the proposed facility complies with the council’s standards. An application is preliminary until ODOE finds it complete. A complete application is required for the council to make findings and impose conditions on all applicable council standards.  ODOE may request additional information as needed during its review of the complete application. 
Preliminary application received
Jan. 5, 2010
Complete application
Exhibits: A - F | G -N | O - V | W - DD
May 10, 2011
Draft Proposed Order and Public Hearing: The draft proposed order includes proposed findings of fact, recommended conclusions on compliance with council standards and recommended site certificate conditions for construction, operation and retirement of the facility. The DPO public hearing is usually held by EFSC and facilitated by an independent hearing officer.
March 13, 2012
Proposed Order: After the public hearing, the council reviews the draft proposed order in a public meeting. No public comments on the project are taken at this time. Based on the comments of the council, public comment on the record of the public hearing and consultation with other governmental agencies, the department then issues a proposed order.
June 1, 2012
Final Order and Site Certificate: Following the contested case proceeding, the council decides whether to grant a site certificate. The council grants a site certificate if at least four members of the council agree that the application meets all council standards. The council issues its decision to grant a site certificate in a final order. No public comment is taken on this project at the council meeting.
June 29, 2012
July 2, 2012