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Klamath Cogeneration Project

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

Status (Operating): Amendment #5, executed on Jan. 29, 2013, removed outdated conditions, made housekeeping changes and restated and updated the contents of the site certificate in a more concise and functional manner.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
Request for Amendment #5: An amendment may be requested to extend the deadline for beginning or completing construction. An amendment must also be requested to design, construct or operate a facility in a manner different from the description in the site certificate if the proposed change 1) could result in a not previously addressed significant adverse impact to a resource protected by Council standards, 2) could impair the certificate holder’s ability to comply with site certificate conditions, or 3) could require a new condition or change to a condition in the site certificate.
Sept. 20, 2012
Proposed Order: The proposed order includes findings of fact, recommended conclusions regarding compliance with council standards and recommended site certificate changes for construction, operation and retirement of the facility required due to the amendment requested.
Dec. 14, 2012
Contested Case: A contested case is not automatic. Any person may request that the council hold a contested case proceeding on the proposed order. Under OAR 345-027-0070(6), a contested case request must be in writing and include (1) a description of the issue(s) the person is contesting; (2) a statement of the facts the person believes to be at issue; and (3) the person’s mailing and e-mail addresses. Issues identified must be within the council’s jurisdiction and relate to an applicable siting standard. Under 345-027-0070(7), the council will approve a request for a contested case only if the request raises a significant issue of fact or law within the council’s jurisdiction that may affect its determination that the facility, with the change proposed by the amendment, meets an applicable standard.
Contested case hearing
None requested
Final Order and Site Certificate: Following the comment period for the proposed order and any contested case proceeding, the council decides whether to issue an amended site certificate. The council grants an amended site certificate if at least four members of the council agree that the amendment meets all council standards. The council issues its decision to amend the site certificate in a final order on the amendment. No public comment is taken on this project at the council meeting.
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