Facility: A wind energy facility consisting of 43 wind turbines with a peak generating capacity of approximately 90 megawatts.
Status (Operating): Amendment 2 divided Leaning Juniper II into two separate facilities: Leaning Juniper IIA and Leaning Juniper IIB. To review ongoing wildlife monitoring reports, please see the table at the bottom of the page.
Location: Gilliam County
Site Certificate Holder: Leaning Juniper Wind Power II, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables, LLC, the U.S. division of parent company Iberdrola, S.A.
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PROJECT PHASE DETAILS
Order approving Wildlife Monitoring and Mitigation Plan
Ongoing Wildlife Monitoring and Mitigation Plan
a. March 2011-July 2012 Wildlife Monitoring Study
b. January 2011-July 2013 Wildlife Fatality Monitoring Study
c. 2014 Wildlife Monitoring Report
d. 2015 Raptor Nest Survey
|Dec. 4, 2015|
Site certificate amendment #2: Amendment 2 divided Leaning Juniper II into two separate facilities: Leaning Juniper IIA and Leaning Juniper IIB.
Final order on amendment #2 and transfer
Dec. 28, 2012
June 21, 2013
June 28, 2013
|Site certificate amendment #1: Amended site boundary by adding approximately 7,962 acres to the facility site, authorized construction and operation of up to 84 wind turbines and related infrastructure. Extended deadline for completion of facility construction to Sept. 24, 2013.
Nov. 20, 2009
Nov. 20, 2009
Sept. 24, 2007
Sept. 21, 2007
Ongoing Wildlife Monitoring Reports:
The ongoing Wildlife
Monitoring and Mitigation Plan, approved November 6, 2015, requires the
certificate holder to report to the department results of a two-year fatality
monitoring program, ongoing raptor nest surveys, ongoing Washington ground
squirrel surveys, a short-term grassland bird study, ongoing wildlife fatality
and incidental monitoring, and results of additional mitigation if determined
necessary. These results and associated reports will be posted to the
department’s website within 30-days of receipt and made available for public
comment. Please submit comments to the department’s compliance officer via
email to email@example.com by the date indicated below: