Facilities

Bakeoven Solar Project is an approved solar photovoltaic energy generation facility, which could occupy or use up to 1,270 acres (2.0 sq. miles), with a nominal generating capacity of approximately 60 megawatts alternating current (MWac). Approved related or supporting facilities include a 100 MW battery storage system, collector substation, operations and maintenance building, and an approximately 11 mile, 230 kilovolt transmission line. As noted below and as provided on the Project Timeline, the Energy Facility Siting Council (Council) approved RFA1 of the Bakeoven Site certificate – which split the approved facility into three site certificates all with shared related or supporting facilities. The facility site boundary includes approximately 10,640 acres.
Approved/Under Construction. The facility is under construction and includes 60 MW of solar photovoltaic energy generation components and related or supporting facilities. The deadline to complete construction is April 24, 2026.


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

Applicant/Certificate holder: Bakeoven Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables LLC.
ODOE contact: Duane Kilsdonk
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Matthew Hutchinson
​​​​​​On November 19, 2021, Council approved the Request for Amendment 1 of the Bakeoven Solar Project site certificate, which authorized allocation of previously approved facility components into an amended and two original site certificates for Bakeoven Solar Project, Daybreak Solar Project​, and Sunset Solar Project. All three approved facilities now have separate site certificates and certificate holders, yet all share the related or supporting facilities originally approved in the Bakeoven Solar Project Final Order on ASC. The documentation for the ASC can be found below.​

Click here​ to view a diagram of the Site Certificate history.


Project Timeline

  
Additional Documents
  
Notice of Intent
11/02/2018
02/01/2019
Complete Application for Site Certificate
11/04/2019
04/24/2020
04/24/2020
09/22/2021
11/19/2021
11/19/2021
12/23/2021
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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