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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): Construction must begin before August 19, 2014 and be complete by August 19, 2017.

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
Duane Kilsdonk
9611 NE 117th Ave., Suite 2840
395 E. Highland Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98662
Hermiston, OR 97838
 
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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
Sept. 30, 2009
Complete application
Aug. 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
Jan. 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

Aug. 19, 2011
Aug 19, 2011