Facilities

Before a large energy facility is built in Oregon, a developer must apply for a site certificate from the Energy Facility Siting Council. The types of energy facilities subject to council jurisdiction are defined in Oregon Revised Statute 469.300 and explained on this page: Types of Facilities Under Council Jurisdiction​.

Some types of energy facilities that would otherwise need a site certificate are exempt from council jurisdiction.

If a developer receives a site certificate from EFSC, it can begin constructing and operating the facility. Occasionally a developer with a site certificate will apply for an amendment to the site certificate. That amendment process, like the site certificate process, must go through EFSC for approval.

Listed below are projects/facilities that are either approved for construction, under review for a site certificate or amendment, exempt, or terminated​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Facilities
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Capacity
County(s)
Boardman Solar Energy FacilitySolarProposed
75 MW
Morrow
Boardman to HemingwayTransmission LineProposed
300-mile, 500 kV
Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Baker, Malheur, Owyhee (Idaho)
Wheatridge Wind Energy FacilityWindProposed
500 MW
​Morrow, Umatilla
Golden Hills Wind ProjectWindUnder Review
400 MW
​Sherman
Carty Generating StationNatural Gas PlantUnder Review/Operating
900 MW
Morrow, Gilliam
Columbia Ethanol ProjectBiodiesel ProductionUnder Review/Operating
Up to 35 million gallons/year
​Morrow
Montague Wind Power FacilityWindApproved
404 MW
​Gilliam
Perennial Wind Chaser StationNatural Gas PlantApproved
415 MW
​Umatilla
Saddle Butte Wind ParkWindApproved
399 MW
Gilliam, Morrow
Summit Ridge Wind FarmWindApproved
194.4 MW
​​​Wasco
Biglow Canyon Wind FarmWindOperating
450 MW
Sherman
Boardman Coal PlantCoal PlantOperating
550 MW
​Morrow
Coyote Springs CogenerationNatural Gas PlantOperating
503 MW
Morrow
Eugene to Medford Transmission LineTransmission LineOperating
500 kv
Lane, Douglas, Jackson
Hermiston Generating ProjectNatural Gas PlantOperating
474 MW
Umatilla
Hermiston Power ProjectNatural Gas PlantOperating
546 MW
Umatilla
Klamath Cogeneration ProjectCogeneration PlantOperating
525 MW
Klamath
Klamath Generation PeakersNatural Gas PlantOperating
95 MW
Klamath
Klondike III Wind ProjectWindOperating
300 MW
Sherman
Leaning Juniper IIA Wind Power FacilityWindOperating
90 MW
Gilliam
Leaning Juniper IIB Wind Power FacilityWindOperating
110 MW
​Gilliam
Mist Underground Gas Storage FacilityNatural Gas StorageOperating
635 million standard cubic feet
​​Columbia
OSU Nuclear Research ReactorNuclear ReactorOperating
1 MW
Benton
Port Westward Generating ProjectNatural Gas PlantOperating
650 MW
​Columbia
Reed Nuclear Research ReactorNuclear ReactorOperating
250 kW
Multnomah
Shepherds Flat CentralWindOperating
290 MW
Gilliam, Morrow
Shepherds Flat NorthWindOperating
265 MW
Gilliam
Shepherds Flat SouthWindOperating
290 MW
Gilliam, Morrow
South Mist Feeder PipelineNatural Gas PipelineOperating
80 miles
Columbia, Washington
South Mist Pipeline ExtensionNatural Gas PipelineOperating
62 miles
Washington, Marion, Clackamas
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