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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 #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. A transfer that was approved at the same time as Amendment #1 is not moving forward at this time.

Location: Gilliam County

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

Contact Information 

SITE CERTIFICATE HOLDER
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY STAFF
Sara Parsons
Andrea Goodwin
1125 NW Couch Street, Suite 700
395 E. Highland Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
Hermiston, OR 97838
 
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Project Status (Table details will be updated as project progresses)
Amendment 1
PROJECT PHASE DETAILS
DATE
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.
Dec. 28, 2012
Jan. 11, 2013
Deadline to submit public comments on the request for amendment #1
Feb. 11, 2013
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.
April 10, 2013
Deadline to submit public comments on the proposed order
May 10, 2013
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
Public notice
June 21, 2013
Final order on amendment #1 and transfer
June 21, 2013
June 28, 2013
 
Project Status (Table details will be updated as project progresses)
PROJECT PHASE DETAILS
DATE
Sept. 10, 2010
Sept. 14, 2010