Facility: A wind energy facility consisting of 74 wind turbines with a peak generating capacity of approximately 111 megawatts.
Status (Operating): Amendment 2 divided Leaning Juniper II into two separate facilities: Leaning Juniper IIA and Leaning Juniper IIB. A transfer that was approved at the same time as Amendment 2 is not moving forward at this time. 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 Iberdrola 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
c. 2014 Wildlife Monitoring Report
d. 2015 Raptor Nest Survey
|Dec. 4, 2015|
||Request for 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: