The Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line is a proposed transmission line – primarily 500-kilovolt – that would extend approximately 300 miles from the proposed Longhorn Substation in Boardman, Oregon to the existing Hemingway Substation in southwestern Idaho.

Proposed. On September 28, 2018, the Oregon Department of Energy received the complete Application for Site Certificate (ASC) for the proposed facility. On May 22, 2019 the Department issued the Draft Proposed Order (DPO), recommending EFSC approval of the proposed facility. The issuance of the DPO initiated a public comment period extending from May 22 through August 22, 2019. The opportunity for the applicant to respond to issues raised in public comments closed on November 7, 2019. On July 2, 2020, the Department issued the Proposed Order and Notice of Contested Case. The Proposed Order includes changes from the May 22, 2019 DPO based on comments received from members of the public, the applicant, reviewing agencies, and the Energy Facility Siting Council (Council), based on the Council's review during the December 2019 and January 2020 Council meetings. All changes incorporated from the DPO to Proposed Order are presented in “red-line" format, to track the changes. The Proposed Order continues to recommend Council approve the ASC and grant a Site Certificate, subject to the conditions presented in the Proposed Order (and provided in list format in Attachment 1 of the Proposed Order).

As detailed in the Notice of Proposed Order, individuals who commented “on the record of the Draft Proposed Order Public Hearing" may submit a petition for party status or limited party in the contested case proceeding. The Department received 54 petitions for party or limited party status by the deadline to submit petitions on August 27, 2020.

After its regularly scheduled November 20, 2020 Council Meeting and a Special Council Meeting on November 25, 2020, where the Council reviewed appeals of the Hearing Officer 10-29-2020 Order on Party Status, and after the January 7, 2021 Prehearing Case Management Conference, the Hearing Officer issued the Case Management Order and Contested Case Schedule. As part of the informal discovery process in the contested case proceeding, the Department provides the Decision and Administrative Project Record, which is available via One Drive (linked below on the Timeline). Please contact the designated Department contact for any additional information or documentation for the contested case. 

Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Baker, Malheur, Owyhee (Idaho) counties.

Applicant/Certificate holder: Idaho Power Company
ODOE contact: Kellen Tardaewether
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Joe Stippel
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Project Timeline

Additional Documents
Notice of Intent
Project Order
Preliminary Application Received
First Amended Project Order
Amended Preliminary Application
Complete Application (Large files)
Contents of the Application

Exhibit B (Main)
Exhibit B (Attachments B1-B4)
Exhibit B (Attachments B5 Part 1)
Exhibit B (Attachments B5 Part 2)
Exhibit B (Attachments B6-B7a)
Exhibit B​ (Attachments B7b)
Exhibit H (Part 1)
Exhibit H (Part 2)
Exhibit I (Part 1)
Exhibit I (Part 2)
Exhibit J (Main Part 1)
Exhibit J​ (Main Part 2)
Exhib​it J (Main Part 3)
Exhibit J (JPA Part 1)
Exhibit J (JPA Part 2)
Exhibit J​ (JPA Part 3)
Exhibit J​ (JPA Part 4)
Exhibit J (Wetland Delineation Part 1)
Exhibit J​ (Wetland Delineation Part 2)
Exhibit J (Wetland Delineation Part 3)
Exhibit J (Wetland Delineation Part 4)
Exhibit J (Wetland Delineation Part 5) 
Exhibit J (Wetland Delineation Part 6)
Exhibit N (Part 1)
Exhibit N​ (Part 2)
Exhibit P1 (Part 1 Main to Attachment P1-6)
Exhibit P1 (Part 2a Attachment P1-7A)
Exhibit P1 (Part 2b Attachment P1-7A)
Exhibit P1 (Part 3 Attachment P1-7B)
Exhibit P1 (Part 4a Attachment P1-8)
Exhibit P1 (Part 4b Attachment P1-8)
Exhibit P1 (Part 5 Attachment P1-9)
Exhibit P2 (GRSG)
Exhibit P3 (Elk)
Additions to Complete Application
Public Notice on Draft Proposed Order
Draft Proposed Order

Public Comments on Draft Proposed Order

All Public Comments (external link to single OneDrive PDF file)

Index of Comments

Public Notice of Proposed Order and Contested Case

​Deadline to submit petitions for party status​ extended to August 27, 2020 (see below).

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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