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Energy Facilities Under EFSC Jurisdiction
Before a large energy facility is built in Oregon, a developer must apply for a site certificate from the Energy Facility Siting Council. The types of energy facilities subject to council jurisdiction are defined by statute in ORS 469.300 and explained on this page: Types of Facilities Under Council Jurisdiction. Some types of energy facilities that would otherwise need a site certificate are exempt from council jurisdiction.

If a developer receives a site certificate from EFSC, it can begin constructing and operating the facility. Occasionally a developer with a site certificate will apply for an amendment to the site certificate. That amendment process, like the site certificate process, must go through EFSC for approval. The first two sections below include facilities under some type of review.
The third section includes facilities with site certificates that may be in pre-construction, construction or operation at this time.
Facilities under review for a Site Certificate
FACILITY NAME
DESCRIPTION
LOCATION
500 MW wind energy facility
Gilliam County
300-mile, 500 kV transmission line
Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Baker, Malheur, Owyhee (Idaho) counties
415 MW natural gas facility
Umatilla County
399 MW wind energy facility
Gilliam, Morrow counties
South Dunes Power Plant ​420 MW natural gas facility ​Coos County
653 MW natural gas facility
Multnomah County
Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility ​500 MW wind energy facility ​Morrow, Umatilla counties
 
Facilities under review for an Amendment to a Site Certificate
 
Mist Underground Gas Storage Facility Underground natural gas storage facility Columbia County
Montague Wind Power Facility ​​404 MW wind energy facility ​​Gilliam County
​Summit Ridge Wind Farm ​200 MW wind energy facility ​Wasco County
Facilities with Site Certificates
450 MW wind energy facility
Sherman County
Boardman Coal Plant 550 MW coal-fired facility ​Morrow County
Carty Generating Station 900 MW natural gas facility ​Morrow, Gilliam counties
35 million gallons per year
Morrow County
503 MW natural gas facility
Morrow County
500 kV transmission line
Lane, Douglas, Jackson counties
Golden Hills Wind Project 400 MW wind energy facility
Sherman County
474 MW natural gas facility
Umatilla County
546 MW natural gas facility
Umatilla County
525 MW natural gas facility
Klamath County
95 MW natural gas facility
Klamath County
300 MW wind energy facility
Sherman County
90 MW wind energy facility
Gilliam County
Leaning Juniper IIB Wind Power Facility ​111 MW wind energy facility ​Gilliam County
​​Port Westward Generating Project 650 MW natural gas facility Columbia County
290 MW wind energy facility
Gilliam, Morrow counties
265 MW wind energy facility
Gilliam County
290 MW wind energy facility
Gilliam, Morrow counties
80-mile natural gas pipeline
Columbia, Washington counties
62-mile natural gas pipeline
Washington, Clackamas, Marion counties
51.2 MW steam turbine generator
Lane County
222 MW wind energy facility
Umatilla County
250 kW research reactor
Multnomah County
1 MW research reactor
Benton County
1,130 MW nuclear reactor
Columbia County
Exempt Facilities
Altra Biodiesel
Biodiesel production facility 
Morrow County
Altra Ethanol Production Plant
Ethanol production facility
Morrow County
Beaver Power Plant

500 MW natural gas facility;
24.8 MW steam generator

Columbia County
Biomass One
30 MW biomass facility
Jackson County
Cascade Grain Products
Ethanol production facility
Columbia County
James River - Wauna Mill
27 MW cogeneration power plant
Columbia County
Morrow Biodiesel
Biodiesel production facility
Morrow County
Ontario Power Project
60 MW cogeneration power plant
Malheur County
Oregon Energy - Halsey
93 MW natural gas facility
Linn County
Oregon Energy - St. Helens
141 MW natural gas facility
Columbia County
Oregon Ethanol Facility
Ethanol production facility
Morrow County
SP Newsprint
119 MW natural gas facility
Yamhill County
Treasure Valley Renewable
Ethanol production facility
Malheur County
West Linn Paper Company
94 MW cogeneration power plant
Clackamas County
Willamette Industries
94 MW cogeneration power plant
Linn County
ZeaChem, Inc. Ethanol production facility ​Morrow County

 

Terminated Site Certificates, Withdrawn Applications and Expired Notices of Intent
PROJECT
DESCRIPTION
LOCATION
TERMINATION DATE​
300 MW wind energy facility
Union County
​Sept. 17, 2013
535 MW wind energy facility
Wasco, Sherman counties
Feb. 17, 2015
121-mile 500 kV transmission line
Morrow, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties
​June 24, 2013
201 MW wind energy facility
Umatilla County
​Nov. 21, 2014
500 MW wind energy facility
Morrow County
​April 28, 2015
42 MW wood-fired energy facility
Klamath County
​June 11, 2013
500 MW natural gas-fired power plant
​Klamath County ​Nov. 15, 2013
Rock Creek 550 MW wind energy facility ​Gilliam County ​July 18, 2013
Snake River Ethanol Ethanol production facility for up to 130 million gallons per year ​Malheur County ​March 6, 2009