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Summit Ridge Wind Farm
Facility: The site certificate holder will construct and operate a wind energy facility with up to 87 wind turbines with a peak generating capacity of approximately 200 megawatts.
 
Status (Approved): The site certificate is currently under review for Amendment #1. The amendment requests to extend the construction start and completion deadlines, reduce the maximum amount of wind turbines, reduce the maximum facility output, increase the allowable size of the wind turbines, and reduce the project site boundary.
 

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
Eric Desmarais
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 1
PROJECT PHASE DETAILS
DATE
Request for Amendment #1: 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.
August 15, 2014
August 29, 2014
Deadline to submit public comments on the request for amendment #1
September 19, 2014
(5 p.m.)
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
To be determined
Deadline to submit public comments on the proposed order
To be determined
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
To be determined
Hearing officer recommended contested case order
To be determined
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
To be determined
Final order on amendment #1
To be determined
amended site certificate
To be determined
 
 
Project Status (Table details will be updated as project progresses)
PROJECT PHASE DETAILS
DATE
Notice of Intent: The notice of intent provides information about the proposed energy facility and its potential impacts. The NOI enables the department and other government agencies to identify issues and determine staffing needs for the review process. It provides the first opportunity for public participation in the process.
May 28, 2009
Project Order: The project order is issued by ODOE and identifies applicable statutes, rules, local ordinances and other regulations. It also describes any additional information needed for the application. The project order defines the analysis areas over which the applicant must assess the facility’s potential impacts.
July 30, 2009
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. 
Preliminary application received
September 30, 2009
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
August 24, 2010
Draft Proposed Order and Public Hearing: The draft proposed order includes proposed findings of fact, recommended conclusions on compliance with council standards and recommended site certificate conditions for construction, operation and retirement of the facility. The DPO public hearing is usually held by EFSC and facilitated by an independent hearing officer.
Draft proposed order
January 14, 2011
Proposed Order: After the public hearing, the council reviews the draft proposed order in a public meeting. No public comments on the project are taken at this time. Based on the comments of the council, public comment on the record of the public hearing and consultation with other governmental agencies, the department then issues a proposed order.
June 23, 2011
Final Order and Site Certificate: Following the contested case proceeding, the council decides whether to grant a site certificate. The council grants a site certificate if at least four members of the council agree that the application meets all council standards. The council issues its decision to grant a site certificate in a final order. No public comment is taken on this project at the council meeting.

Final order exhibits

August 19, 2011
August 19, 2011