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Exempt Energy Facilities
Introduction
This page lists Oregon energy facilities that are exempt from the site certificate requirement. This list does not include other energy generation projects that are not "energy facilities" within Siting Council jurisdiction
 
For more information about the projects listed on this page, contact Chris Green.

 
Altra Biodiesel
Facility:
Biodiesel production facility designed to produce up to 40 million gallons of biodiesel per year.
 
Location: Morrow County
 
Basis for Exemption: ORS 469.320(2)(f), biofuel production facility that has local land use approval, that requires no transmission lines or pipelines that would require a site certificate, and that produce a fuel, at least 90 percent of which is used in an industrial or refueling facility located within one mile of the facility or is transported from the facility by rail or barge.
 
Status:
Construction has not begun. 

Operator:
Altra Biodiesel of Oregon LLC
Mark Mullen
15402 NW 16th Ave.
Vancouver WA 98685 
(360) 571-5149
 
History:
  • November 13, 2006: Request for exemption.
  • February 2, 2007: Council granted exemption.

Documents:
  


 
Altra Ethanol Production Plant
Facility:
Ethanol production facility designed to produce up to 50 million gallons of ethanol per year.
 
Location: Morrow County
 
Basis for Exemption: ORS 469.320(2)(f), biofuel production facility that has local land use approval, that requires no transmission lines or pipelines that would require a site certificate, and that produce a fuel, at least 90 percent of which is used in an industrial or refueling facility located within one mile of the facility or is transported from the facility by rail or barge.
 
Status:
Construction has not begun.
 
Operator:
ALTRA Ethanol of Oregon LLC
Mark Mullen, Vice President
ALTRA Ethanol of Oregon LLC
15402 NW 16th Avenue
Vancouver, Washington 98685
 
(360) 576-9735
History:

  • October 27, 2006: Request for exemption.
  • December 15. 2006: Council granted exemption.

Documents:

 
Beaver Power Plant
Facility:
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
 
Location:
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
 
Operator:
Portland General Electric Company
Mike Schwartz
80997 Kalunki Road
Clatskanie OR 97016
(541) 728-7211
History:
  • 1976: 500 MW Beaver Power Plant began operation
  • August 16, 2001: Unit 8 began operation
 
Documents:  (none available on-line)

 
Biomass One
Facility:
30-MW biomass-fired cogeneration power plant
 
Location:
Jackson County
 
Basis for Exemption: ORS 469.320(2)(a), expansion of an energy facility operating on August 2, 1993, for which no site certificate has been issued
 
Status: Operating
 
Operator:
Biomass One LLP
John Bremerman
2350 Avenue G
White City OR 97503
(541) 826-6498
 
History:
  • May 9, 2001: request for exemption
  • May 18, 2001: Council granted exemption
 
Documents:
  • Order granting exemption (May 2001)

 
Cascade Grain Products
Facility:
100-million-gallon-per-year (mgy) ethanol production facility
 
Location:
Columbia County
 
Basis for Exemption: ORS 469.320(2)(f), biofuel production facility that has local land use approval, that requires no transmission lines or pipelines that would require a site certificate, and that produce a fuel, at least 90 percent of which is used in an industrial or refueling facility located within one mile of the facility or is transported from the facility by rail or barge.
 
Status:
Under construction.
 
Operator:
Cascade Grain Products LLC
Charles Carlson, President
Cascade Grain Products, LLC
414 NW 214th Circle
Ridgefield, Washington 98642-5629
 
(360) 887-1151
History:
  • October 26, 1999: Request for exemption for an 84-mgy ethanol production facility
  • November 9, 1999: Council granted exemption
  • July 10, 2002: Request for exemption for a 100-mgy ethanol production facility
  • October 3, 2002: Council granted exemption 
 
Documents:
  • Order granting exemption (December 1999)

 
James River - Wauna Mill
Facility:
27-MW cogeneration power plant
 
Location:
Columbia County
 
Basis for Exemption: ORS 469.320(2)(c)(B), cogeneration facility with a useful thermal energy output of no less than 33 percent (high efficiency cogeneration exemption )
 
Status: Operating
 
Operator:
James River Paper Company
Route 2, Box 2185
Clatskanie OR 97016
(503) 455-2221
 
History:
  • October 12, 1993: request for exemption
  • December 29, 1993: Council granted exemption
 
Documents: (none available on-line)

 
Morrow Biodiesel
Facility:
Biodiesel production facility designed to produce up to 60 million gallons of biodiesel per year.
 
Location: Morrow County
 
Basis for Exemption: ORS 469.320(2)(f), biofuel production facility that has local land use approval, that requires no transmission lines or pipelines that would require a site certificate, and that produce a fuel, at least 90 percent of which is used in an industrial or refueling facility located within one mile of the facility or is transported from the facility by rail or barge.
 
Status:
Construction has not begun. 
 
Operator:
Morrow Bioenergy LLC
Rick Ganjii
8231 NW Hawkins St.
Portland OR 97229

 
(503) 292-5858
History:

  • December 11, 2006: Request for exemption.
  • February 2, 2007: Council granted exemption.

Documents:
  


 
Ontario Power Project
Facility:
60-MW natural gas-fired cogeneration power plant
 
Location:
Malheur County
 
Basis for Exemption: ORS 469.320(2)(c)(B), cogeneration facility with a useful thermal energy output of no less than 33 percent (high efficiency cogeneration exemption ).
 
Status:
Construction has not begun.
 
Operator:
Cogentech Inc.
Garrett Smith
9300 NW Cornell Road
Portland OR 97034
 
(503) 203-2695
 
History:
  • April 6, 2005: Request for exemption
  • June 20, 2005: Council granted exemption 
 
Documents:
  • Order granting exemption (June 2005)

 
Oregon Energy - Halsey
Facility:
93-MW natural gas-fired cogeneration power plant
 
Location:
Pope and Talbot Paper Mill, Halsey
Linn County
 
Basis for Exemption: ORS 469.320(2)(c)(B), cogeneration facility with a useful thermal energy output of no less than 33 percent (high efficiency cogeneration exemption)
 
Status: Construction has not begun.
 
Operator:
Oregon Energy LLC
Mike Ferree
14755 Preston Rd.
Suite 424
Dallas TX 75420
(719) 530-0035
History:
  • July 23, 2001: request for exemption
  • September 14, 2001: Council granted exemption
 
Documents: 
  • Order granting exemption (September 2001)

 
Oregon Energy - St. Helens
Facility:
141 MW natural gas-fired cogeneration power plant
 
Location:
Boise Cascade Paper Mill, St. Helens
Columbia County
 
Basis for Exemption: ORS 469.320(2)(c)(B), cogeneration facility with a useful thermal energy output of no less than 33 percent (high efficiency cogeneration exemption)
 
Status: Construction has not begun.
 
Operator:
Oregon Energy LLC
Mike Ferree
14755 Preston Rd.
Suite 424
Dallas TX 75420
(719) 530-0035
History:
  • September 25, 1995: request for exemption
  • March 8, 1996: amended request for exemption
  • May 17, 1996: Council granted exemption
  • January 3, 2001: request for amendment to exemption
  • January 29, 2001: Council granted amendment to exemption
 
Documents: (none available on-line)

 
Oregon Ethanol Facility
Facility:
Ethanol production facility designed to produce up to 30 million gallons of ethanol per year.
 
Location: Morrow County
 
Basis for Exemption: ORS 469.320(2)(f), biofuel production facility that has local land use approval, that requires no transmission lines or pipelines that would require a site certificate, and that produce a fuel, at least 90 percent of which is used in an industrial or refueling facility located within one mile of the facility or is transported from the facility by rail or barge.
 
Status:
Construction has not begun.  
Operator:
Greenstock Resources, Inc.
Larry Dawley
P.O. Box 3834
Shawnee KS 66203
 
(913) 268-0181
History:

  • December 13, 2005: Request for exemption.
  • January 20. 2006: Council granted exemption.

Documents:
  


 
SP Newsprint
Facility:
Up to 119 MW natural gas-fired cogeneration power plant
 
Location:
SP Newsprint Mill, Newburg
Yamhill County
 
Basis for Exemption: ORS 469.320(2)(c)(B), cogeneration facility with a useful thermal energy output of no less than 33 percent (high efficience cogeneration exemption)
 
Status:Operating
 
Operator:
SP Newsprint Co.
Joe Gorman
15350 SW Sequoia Pkwy
Suite 150
Portland OR 97224
 
History:
  • January 9, 2001: request for exemption
  • January 29, 2001: Council granted exemption
 
Documents: 
  • Order granting exemption (January 2001)

 
Treasure Valley Renewable
Facility:
30-million-gallon-per-year (mgy) ethanol production facility
 
Location:
Malheur County
 
Basis for Exemption: ORS 469.320(2)(f), biofuel production facility that has local land use approval, that requires no transmission lines or pipelines that would require a site certificate, and that produce a fuel, at least 90 percent of which is used in an industrial or refueling facility located within one mile of the facility or is transported from the facility by rail or barge.
 
Status:
Construction has not begun.
 
Operator:
Treasure Valley Renewable Resources LLC
John Hamilton
Treasure Valley Renewable Resources LLC
P.O. Box 549
Fruitland ID 83619
 
(208) 452-7807
History:
  • September 26, 2005: Request for exemption
  • December 16, 2005: Council granted exemption
 
Documents: (none available on-line)
 

 
West Linn Paper Company
Facility:
94-MW natural gas-fired cogeneration power plant
 
Location:
West Linn Paper Company Mill, West Linn
Clackamas County
 
Basis for Exemption: ORS 469.320(2)(c)(B), cogeneration facility with a useful thermal energy output of no less than 33 percent (high efficiency cogeneration exemption)
 
Status: Construction has not begun.
 
Operator:
West Linn Paper Company
Penny Machinski
4800 Mill St.
West Linn OR 97068
(503) 557-6500
History:
  • February 15, 2001: request for exemption
  • March 9, 2001: Council granted exemption
  • June 25, 2001: request for amendment to exemption
  • August 1, 2001: Council granted amendment to exemption
 
Documents: 
  • Order granting exemption (March 2001)
  • Order amending exemption (August 2001)

 
Willamette Industries
Facility:
94-MW natural gas-fired cogeneration power plant
 
Location:
Willamette Industries Mill, Albany
Linn County
 
Basis for Exemption: ORS 469.320(2)(c)(B), cogeneration facility with a useful thermal energy output of no less than 33 percent (high efficiency cogeneration exemption)
 
Status: Operating
 
Operator:
Willamette Industries
Scott Freeburn
3800 First Interstate Tower
Portland OR 97201
(503) 227-5581
 
History:
  • March 4, 1994: request for exemption
  • May 25, 1994: Council granted exemption
  • May 11, 2000: request for amendment to exemption
  • June 15, 2000: Council granted amendment to exemption
 
Documents: 
  • Order granting amendment (June 2000)