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Summit Ridge Wind Farm
Facility: The site certificate holder will construct and operate a wind energy facility with up to 72 wind turbines with a peak generating capacity of approximately 194.4 megawatts.
 
Status (Approved): Construction has not yet begun.
LotusWorks-Summit Ridge I, LLC is requesting to amend its existing Summit Ridge Wind Farm site certificate to:
1) Transfer the Site Certificate from LotusWorks-Summit Ridge I, LLC to Summit Ridge Wind Holdings, LLC.
2) Extend the construction start and completion deadlines by two years.
3) Add a 3.0 MW turbine option that, if selected, would:
·  Reduce the total electrical capacity from 194.4 MWs to 192 MWs;
·  Reduce the total number of wind turbines from a maximum of 72 to a maximum of 64;
·  Include larger generators, a reduced hub height, and a greater rotor diameter;
·  Decrease the overall height of the turbines by approximately two meters; and
·  Decrease the minimum blade tip clearance from 23 to 18 meters above ground.
 
Location: Wasco County, approximately 17 miles southeast of The Dalles and eight miles east of Dufur. (Map)
 
Site Certificate Holder: LotusWorks–Summit Ridge I, LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Lotus Group USA, Inc.
 
Contact Information 
Site Certificate Holder
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY STAFF
Steve Ostrowski
Katie Clifford
9611 NE 117th Ave., Suite 2840
625 Marion St. NE
Vancouver, WA 98662
Salem, OR 97301
 
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Project Status (Table details will be updated as project progresses)
Amendment 2
PROJECT PHASE DETAILS
DATE
Request for Amendment #2: 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.
Feb. 16, 2016
March 17, 2016
Deadline to submit public comments on the request for amendment #2 ​April 18, 2016
Request for Additional Information: The Request for Additional Information contains request from the department to the certificate holder to provide additional information that is required in order for the department to make findings on the Request for Amendment..
 July 20, 2016
 
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.
Public notice
Proposed order
TBD
Deadline to submit public comments on the proposed order
TBD
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
Hearing officer recommended contested case order
None
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
TBD
 
Final order on amendment #2
TBD
Amended site certificate
TBD
 
Project Status (Table details will be updated as project progresses)
PROJECT PHASE DETAILS
DATE
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
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 (not applicable)
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

Aug. 24, 2010

Order Denying Contested Case
​Site Certificate amendment #1: Amendment 1 extended the construction start and completion deadlines, reduced the maximum amount of wind turbines, reduced the maximum facility output, increased the allowable size of the wind turbines and reduced the project site boundary.
Final Order on amendment #1

​Aug. 7, 2015

Final order exhibits

Aug. 19, 2011
Aug. 19, 2011