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Klamath Cogeneration Project

Facility: Klamath is a 525-megawatt natural gas-fired, combined-cycle cogeneration facility.

Status (Operating): Amendment #5 removed outdated conditions, made housekeeping changes, and restated and updated the contents of the site certificate in a more concise and functional manner.

Location: Klamath County, approximately three miles southwest of Klamath Falls on land adjacent to the Collins Wood Products plant.

Certificate Holder: Klamath Energy, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables, LLC, the U.S. division of parent company Iberdrola, S.A.

Contact Information 

Darren Cavanaugh, Avangrid 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)
Amendment 5
Council meeting
Jan. 25, 2013
Jan. 25, 2013
Jan. 29, 2013
Site certificate amendment #4: Modified requirements related to financial assurance and eliminated the requirement to use a water right permit held by the City of Klamath Falls and instead allowed the use of an existing water right certificate.
April 8, 2009
March 27, 2009
Supplemental order clarifying ongoing requirements under conditions at Section IV.B of the site certificate (related to carbon dioxide offsets)
July 25, 2008
Site certificate amendment #3: Transferred ownership of the facility and responsibility for all site certificate conditions from the City of Klamath Falls to Klamath Energy, LLC.
Nov. 9, 2007
Sept. 21, 2007
Order on program to offset emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and PM-10
Sept. 21, 2007
Site certificate amendment #2: Allowed an alternate 500 kilovolt interconnection with PacifiCorp’s Meridian to Captain Jack (500 kilovolt) transmission line.
Jan. 8, 1999
Dec. 17, 1998
Site certificate amendment #1: Added an option to construct a two combustion turbine combined-cycle cogeneration facility, eliminated the use of oil as a back-up fuel for the generation of electricity and allowed flexibility to provide steam to off-site use  at the temperatures and pressures that the off-site use requires.
May 12, 1998
April 27, 1998
Sept. 5, 1997
Aug. 29, 1997
Order awarding the 500 megawatt exemption from demonstration of showing need for a power plant
Aug. 1, 1996