The certificate holder will construct and operate a wind energy facility with up to 125 wind turbines and a maximum capacity of 400 megawatts.
Approved but not yet under construction. The Energy Facility Siting Council approved the Final Order on Amendment 3 of the Site Certificate at its February 24, 2017 meeting. The Final Order authorizes: 1) amended site boundary; 2) change in turbine specifications; 3) reduction in total number of turbines; 4) extension of construction deadlines; 5) change in 230 kV transmission line route alignment; 6) removal of 500 kV transmission line, and 1 of 2 substations from previously approved related and supporting facilities, which had not yet been constructed; 7) increase in height of meteorological towers; and, 8) increase in temporary disturbance from temporary access roads.
Sherman County, near the town of Wasco. Map
Applicant/Certificate holder: Golden Hills Wind Farm, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orion Renewable Energy Group LLC.
ODOE contact: Sarah Esterson
Application/Certificate holder contact: Ryan McGraw

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Project Timeline

Preliminary application received
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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