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Exempt Energy Facilities

Beaver Power Plant

500 MW Beaver Power Plant: six combined-cycle natural gas-fired turbines and one steam turbine
24.8 MW Beaver Generating Unit 8: natural gas combustion turbine
Columbia County
Basis for Exemption: The Beaver Power Plant is exempt from the site certificate requirement because construction began before the enactment of Oregon´s energy facility siting law. The generating capacity of Unit 8 is below the jurisdiction of the Siting Council.
Status: Operating since 1976
Portland General Electric Company
Arya Behbehani 
121 SW Salmon St. 3 WTC 0403
Portland, OR 97204
  • 1976: 500 MW Beaver Power Plant began operation
  • August 16, 2001: Unit 8 began operation
Documents:  (none available on-line)