Facilities

Bakeoven Solar Project is an approved solar photovoltaic energy generation facility, occupying or using up to 2,717 acres (6.1 sq. miles), with a nominal generating capacity of approximately 303 megawatts alternating current (MWac). Other components include a 100 MW battery storage system, collector substation, operations and maintenance building, and an approximately 11-mile, 230 kilovolt transmission line. The facility site boundary includes approximately 10,615 acres.
Under Construction/Under Review.  The facility is under construction and, based on final design, includes 60 MW (Phase 1) and 140 MW (Phase 2) of solar photovoltaic energy generation components. The deadline to complete construction, including the remaining 103 MW of approved solar facility components, is April 24, 2026.

On June 11, 2021, the Department received preliminary Request for Amendment 1 (pRFA1), inclusive of a Type B Review Amendment Determination Request (Type B Review ADR). On June 17, 2021 the Department determined pRFA1 to be complete and on September 22, 2021 the certificate holder filed a complete RFA1 with the Department. ​RFA1 seeks approval from the Energy Facility Siting Council to split the approved facility components and micrositing area into three facilities with their own respective site certificate. This would result in an amended site certificate for the approved Bakeoven Solar Project (60 MWac) and two original site certificates for facilities named Day Break Solar Project (140 MW) and Sunset Solar Project (103 MW). The certificate holder for Bakeoven Solar Project would be maintained, but new LLCs would own and operate Day Break Solar Project (Day Break Solar, LLC) and Sunset Solar Project (Sunset Solar, LLC).

On September 27, 2021 the Department issued the draft proposed order (DPO) for RFA1 recommending Council approved the requested changes in RFA1 and on the same day the Department issued the public notice of the complete RFA, DPO, and comment period on RFA1. Written comments on RFA1 and the DPO must be received by the Department by 5 p.m. on October 27, 2021, and must be submitted in writing by mail or email:

              Kellen Tardaewether, Senior Siting Analyst
              Oregon Department of Energy
              550 Capitol St. NE Salem, OR 97301
              Email: Kellen.tardaewether@oregon.gov

RFA1 for the Bakeoven Solar Project is being processed under the Council's Type B Amendment Rules. The Department's review  and determination of the certificate holder's ADR is provided on the Timeline below.

Location: Wasco County. PDF Map​ | Online Map​

Applicant/Certificate holder: Bakeoven Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables LLC.
ODOE contact: Kellen Tardaewether
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Matthew Hutchinson
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Project Amendment(s)


  
Description
  
09/22/2021
09/27/2021

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09/27/2021
09/27/2021

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Project Timeline

  
Additional Documents
  
Notice of Intent
11/02/2018
02/01/2019
Preliminary Application for Site Certificate


07/05/2019
Complete Application for Site Certificate
11/04/2019
04/24/2020
04/24/2020
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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