Facilities

The Boardman Coal Plant is an approximately 550 MW coal-fueled electric generating power plant. The plant was issued a site certificate in 1975, and was constructed and placed into service in 1980. The facility also includes related or supporting facility structures including transmission lines, cooling reservoir (Carty Reservoir), water intake structure, road and rail access, pipelines, and other infrastructure. The plant and most related or supporting facilities are located in Morrow County. The 500 kV transmission line crosses Morrow and Gilliam Counties to connect at the BPA Slatt substation in Gilliam County.

The site certificate has been amended nine times. Amendment 9, approved by EFSC in 2013, authorized the temporary storage and processing of raw biomass at the facility site and the temporary use of torrefied biomass as fuel in test burns at the facility. PGE has completed all biomass test burns at the Boardman coal plant and the torrefaction unit has been removed from site. All torrefied biomass was utilized during the test burn. Raw biomass (e.g., sawdust and wood chips) will be removed from the site in 2018.
Operating.
The coal plant is located in Morrow County. The transmission line is located in both Morrow and Gilliam counties. Online Map​
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Applicant/Certificate holder: Portland General Electric
ODOE contact: Duane Kilsdonk
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Arya Behbehani
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Project Timeline

  
Description
  
02/27/1975
02/27/1975
03/24/1975
08/30/1977
02/13/1978
08/01/1979
07/11/1980
06/15/1981
12/16/1988
12/16/1988
03/22/1994
09/10/2004
09/10/2004
09/11/2009
10/26/2012
05/03/2013
05/03/2013
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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