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Coyote Springs Cogeneration Project

Facility: The facility consists of two units: Unit 1 is a 241-megawatt natural gas combined-cycle combustion turbine with cogeneration; Unit 2 is a 280-megawatt natural gas combined-cycle combustion turbine.

Status (Operating): Amendment 10 removed three conditions from the site certificate pertaining to the emissions of nitrogen oxide, a criteria pollutant regulated under the Clean Air Act. The amended site certificate was executed on June 4, 2013.

Location: Port of Morrow Industrial Park, Morrow County

Certificate Holders: Portland General Electric (Unit 1) and Avista Corporation (Unit 2)

Contact Information 

Arya Behbehani
Duane Kilsdonk
121 SW Salmon St. 3WTCBR05
625 Marion St. NE
Portland, OR 97204
Salem, OR 97301-3737
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Project Status (Table details will be updated as project progresses)
Amendment 10
Request for Amendment #10: 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.
Sept. 19, 2012
Oct. 3, 2012
Deadline to submit public comments on the request for amendment #10
Nov. 5, 2012
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.
March 27, 2013
Deadline to submit public comments on the proposed order
April 26, 2013
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 requested
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
May 3, 2013
May 3, 2013
June 4, 2013
Project Status (Table details will be updated as project progresses)
Site certificate amendment #9: Transferred Mirant Oregon’s one-half ownership in Phase 2 to Avista Corporation.
Amended site certificate (incorporating amendments 1-9)
 Feb. 17, 2005

Dec. 2, 2004
Site certificate amendment #8: Transferred direct ownership of Phase 2 from Coyote Springs 2, LLC to Avista Corporation and Mirant Oregon. Placed equal responsibility on Avista and Mirant as one-half co-owners to ensure Phase 2 meetings Site Certificate requirements.
Amended site certificate (incorporating amendments 1-8)
 Dec. 18, 2002

Nov. 8, 2002
Site certificate amendment #7: Transferred all ownership interests in Coyote Springs 2, LLC from Avista Power, LLC to Avista Corporation.
Amended site certificate (incorporating amendments 1-7)
 March 23, 2001

Feb. 22, 2001
Site certificate amendment #5/#6: Extended construction completion date, provided the option to use power augmentation to Phase 2 and applied recently adopted carbon dioxide emissions standards and carbon dioxide rules for hybrid power plants to Phase 2.
Site certificate amendment #6: Approved partial transfer of project’s site certificate to Coyote Springs 2, LLC together with the rights to own, construct, operate and retire Phase 2 and required that Avista Power, LLC hold all necessary authority to direct, compel and obligate CS2 to implement all actions under the site certificate.
Amended site certificate (incorporating amendments 1-6
 July 26, 2000

June 23, 2000
June 23, 2000
Site certificate amendment #4: Extended date by when phase two of the facility must be completed.
Amended site certificate (incorporating Amendments 1-4)
 Nov. 5, 1998

Oct. 22, 1998
Site certificate amendment #3: Removed requirement that site certificate holder demonstrate need for the facility before extending construction completion deadline for phase two and substituted conditions relating to the carbon dioxide emissions standard.
Sept. 2, 1998
Aug. 28, 1998
Site certificate amendment #2: Allowed for the use of #2 low-sulfur distillate oil for back-up fuel for the natural gas-fired combustion turbines.
March 11, 1997
March 7, 1997
Site certificate amendment #1: Revised and included certain mandatory conditions and added certain conditions.
Dec. 10, 1996
Dec. 6, 1996
Sept. 16, 1994
Sept. 16, 1994