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Montague Wind Power Facility

Facility: A wind energy facility with a peak generating capacity of approximately 404 megawatts.

Status (Approved): Construction has not yet begun. Amendment 2 extended the construction start and completion deadlines.

Location: Gilliam County (Map)

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

Contact Information 

Brian Walsh
Sarah Esterson
1125 NW Couch Street, Suite 700
625 Marion St. NE
Portland, OR 97209
Salem, OR 97301
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Project Status (Table details will be updated as project progresses)
Amendment 2
Request for Amendment: 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.
March 11, 2015
March 25, 2015
Deadline to submit public comments on the request for amendment #2
April 22, 2015
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.
Sept. 21, 2015
Deadline to submit public comments on the proposed order
 Oct. 21, 2015
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
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
Dec. 4, 2015
Dec. 4, 2015
Dec. 4, 2015
Project Status (Table details will be updated as project progresses)
Request for Amendment #1 Extended the construction deadlines for beginning and completing construction by two years, and reduced the minimum blade tip clearance in Condition 27(d) of the site certificate from 41 meters above ground to 20 meters above ground. The transfer that was approved at the same time as Amendment #1 is not moving forward at this time. ​Dec. 28 2012

​Site certificate amendment #1

Final Order on Amendment #1

​June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013


Complete Application: An application for a site certificate includes a detailed description of the proposed facility and the anticipated impacts on the site and surrounding area. The applicant must address the council’s application requirements and demonstrate how the proposed facility complies with the council’s standards. An application is preliminary until ODOE finds it complete. A complete application is required for the council to make findings and impose conditions on all applicable council standards. ODOE may request additional information as needed during its review of the complete application. 

Complete application with supplement
Exhibit A, Applicant Information
Exhibit B, Project Description
Exhibit C, Property Location and Maps
Exhibit D, Organizational Information
Exhibit E, Permits Required
Exhibit F, Property Ownership (not available)
Exhibit G, Materials Analysis
Exhibit H, Geology and Soil Stability
Exhibit I, Soils
Exhibit J, Wetlands
Exhibit K, Land Use
Exhibit L, Protected Areas
Exhibit M, Financial Analysis
Exhibit N, Non-generating Facility Information
Exhibit O, Water Requirements
Exhibit P, Fish Wildlife Habitat
Exhibit Q, Threatened and Endangered Plants and Animals
Exhibit R, Scenic Aesthetic Values
Exhibit S, Cultural Resources
Exhibit T, Recreational Facilities
Exhibit U, Public Services
Exhibit V, Waste Minimization
Exhibit W, Site Restoration
Exhibit X, Noise
Exhibit Y, Carbon Dioxide Emissions (not applicable)
Exhibit Z, Cooling Towers (not applicable) 
Exhibit AA, EMFs – Electric and Magnetic Fields
Exhibit BB, Other Information
Exhibit CC, Additional Statutes Rules Ordinances
Exhibit DD, Other Specific Standards
​April 21, 2010
Sept. 14, 2010
Sept. 10, 2010