The Archway Solar Energy Facility is a proposed solar photovoltaic energy generation facility with a generating capacity of approximately 400 megawatts. The facility would be located on approximately 3,650 acres (5.7 sq. miles). Other proposed components include a collection substation, operations and maintenance building, gen-tie transmission line, and a battery storage system.

Proposed (On hold). The Department received a Notice of Intent to apply for a Site Certificate on June 23, 2020. On July 22 and August 1, 2020, the Department issued public notice pursuant to OAR 345-015-0110, initiating a comment period on the Notice of Intent extending from July 22 through September 4, 2020. The Department issued the Project Order on September 9, 2020. The Department anticipates receipt of the preliminary application for site certificate in October 2021. ​

​Lake County, near Christmas Valley. PDF Map​ | Online ​Map​

Applicant/Certificate holder: Archway Solar Energy, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Invenergy Solar Development North America, LLC
ODOE contact: Sarah Esterson
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Laura Miner


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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