Facilities

The Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility will be located in Morrow and Umatilla counties, and will produce up to 500 megawatts of electricity.
The Council approved the Final Order on the Application for Site Certificate at its April 28, 2017 meeting in Boardman. The Final Order and Site Certificate will be available on the project website once the latter has been fully executed.
The Wheatridge West turbine group is located entirely within Morrow County, approximately seven miles northwest of Heppner. The Wheatridge East turbine group is located approximately 16 miles northeast of Heppner and will span Morrow County and Umatilla County. Map
Applicant/Certificate holder: Wheatridge Wind Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of Swaggart Wind Power, LLC
ODOE contact: Sarah Esterson
Application/Certificate holder contact: Andrew O'Connell
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Project Timeline

  
Description
  
02/22/2013
03/13/2013
05/22/2013
Complete application received
07/01/2015
08/11/2015
10/19/2015
01/04/2016
02/02/2016
04/27/2016
04/27/2016
08/05/2016
08/05/2016
08/05/2016
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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