Facilities

Saddle Butte Wind Park is approved to be a wind energy generating facility consisting of up to 133 turbines and a peak generating capacity of up to 399 megawatts, located within a site boundary of approximately 13,555 acres.
Approved but not under construction. Construction must begin by November 17, 2019 and must be completed by November 17, 2022.
The facility will be located entirely on private land in Gilliam and Morrow counties, approximately 20 miles south of the Columbia River between Eightmile Canyon and State Highway 74. Map​
Applicant/Certificate holder: Saddle Butte Wind, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Wind, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caithness Corporation.
ODOE contact: Duane Kilsdonk
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Pat Pilz
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Project Timeline

  
Description
  
Preliminary Application Received
07/31/2012
Complete Application
03/29/2013
11/04/2016
11/17/2016
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Exhibit Files Reference

  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Exhibit Z: Cooling Towers  
  • Exhibit AA: EMFs – Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Exhibit BB: Other Information
  • Exhibit CC: Additional Statutes Rules Ordinances
  • Exhibit DD​: Other Specific Standards