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
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.