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Helix Wind Power Facility

Facility: The site certificate holder planned to construct and operate a wind energy facility with up to 134 wind turbines with a combined peak generating capacity of up to 201 megawatts.

Status (Expired): The second amended Site Certificate established a construction start date of August 5, 2014. Because the certificate holder did not begin construction by the specified date as required in the second amended Site Certificate, the site certificate expired on August 5, 2014, pursuant to OAR 345-027-0000. Under OAR 345-027-0110(9), EFSC must issue an order terminating the site certificate when it finds that a site certificate has expired as a result of the holder not beginning construction by the required deadline. ODOE staff will recommend EFSC terminate the second amended site certificate for the facility at its next regularly scheduled meeting.

The department wishes to thank the many members of the public that participated in the energy siting process for this facility and commented on the application and two amendments.

Location: Umatilla County, approximately 2 miles northwest of Helix.

Site Certificate Holder: Helix Wind Power Facility, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, the U.S. division of parent company Iberdrola, S.A.

Contact Information 

Site Certificate Holder
Sara McMahon Parsons, Iberdrola Renewables
Duane Kilsdonk
1125 NW Couch St., Suite 700
625 Marion St. NE
Portland, OR 97209
Salem, OR 97301-3737
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Project Status (Table details will be updated as project progresses)
Termimation of Site Certificate: Terminated the site certificate ​Nov. 21, 2014
Site certificate amendment #2: Extended construction start date to Aug. 5, 2014 and construction completion date to Aug. 5, 2017.
Aug. 31, 2012
Aug. 24, 2012
Site certificate amendment #1: Increased site boundary and related or supporting facilities. Increased total number of turbines to up to 134 with a combined peak generating capacity of 201 megawatts. Transferred the site certificate from Iberdrola Renewables, LLC to Helix Wind Power Facility LLC.
June 28, 2011
June 24, 2011
Aug. 5, 2009
July 31, 2009