Facilities

Approved. A wind energy generation facility consisting of up to 292 turbines with a peak generating capacity of up to 500 megawatts.
EFSC issued a final order for the site certificate at its April 28, 2017 meeting. The site certificate was fully executed on May 24, 2017. Construction must begin within three years after the effective date of the site certificate (May 24, 2020) and must be completed within six years after the effective date of the site certificate (May 24, 2023).
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
04/28/2017
05/24/2017
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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