Facilities

Boardman Solar Energy Facility is an approved solar photovoltaic energy generation facility with a peak generating capacity of 75 megawatts, located within a site boundary of approximately 798 acres (1.25 sq. miles) of land zoned exclusive farm use.
Approved. The facility has not yet been built. Construction must begin by February 23, 2021.

On August 4, 2021, the Department received a complete Request for Amendment 1 of the Boardman Solar Energy Facility site certificate (RFA1). Based upon review of pRFA1 and additional information provided in response to the Department's information request, on August 2, 2021 the Department determined the amendment request to be complete. RFA1 seeks Council approval for a three year extension to both the construction commencement and completion deadlines. This change would make the new construction commencement deadline February 23, 2024, and the new construction completion deadline February 23, 2027.

On August 2, the Department determined that the RFA was complete, and received the complete RFA1 on August 4, 2021. The complete RFA1 is provided below and is available for review and comment.

Based on review of the Type B ADR, the Department determined Type B review justified for RFA1, as presented in the August 12, 2021 Type B ADR Evaluation and Response via hyperlink below. On August 12, 2021 the Department issued a Draft Proposed Order (DPO) on RFA1.  On September 10, 2021, the Department issued a Proposed Order (PO) on RFA1 recommending approval of the construction deadline extensions in RFA1, and a Notice of the PO issuance. EFSC will review the proposed order at its September 24, 2021 meeting.

The solar energy generation components of the facility will be located in Morrow County. The 115-kV transmission line that will connect the energy facility to the grid will be located within Gilliam County​​​. PDF Map | Online Map

Applicant/Certificate holder: Boardman Solar Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Invenergy LLC
ODOE contact: Chase McVeigh-Walker
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Zach Lea
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Project Amendment(s)

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Description
  
01/07/2021
01/07/2021
01/13/2021
08/04/2021
08/12/2021
08/12/2021
08/12/2021
Deadline to submit written comments
09/06/2021
09/10/2021
09/10/2021
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Project Timeline

  
Additional Documents
  
Complete Application
08/31/2017
02/23/2018
02/23/2018
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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