Facilities

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The Echo Solar Project is a proposed 1,250-megawatt solar photovoltaic power generation facility. In addition to the proposed solar photovoltaic arrays, the facility would include 7,500 megawatt hours of distributed battery storage capacity, an interconnection substation, seven collector substations, an operations and maintenance building, and other structures including roads, perimeter fencing and gates. If approved, the facility would be located on approximately 10,900 acres of private land zoned for Exclusive Farm Use in Morrow County, Oregon. 

Proposed. The Department received a Notice of Intent to apply for a Site Certificate on May 10, 2022. On June 10, 2022, the Department issued a Public Notice initiating a comment period on the Notice of Intent. Comments will be accepted through August 5, 2022.

The Department and applicant will also host a public informational meeting to provide an additional opportunity for the public to provide comments and ask questions about the proposed facility and review process.

The informational meeting will be held on July 27, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. Details on how to attend are provided below.

Join in Person:
Port of Morrow Riverfront Center
Riverfront Room
2 East Marine Drive
Boardman, Oregon 97818

Join via WebExhttps://odoe.webex.com/odoe/onstage/g.php?MTID=e450d802ba549aaaaadeced816e548580
Event number: 2349 256 7808
Event password: EFSC

Join by Phone: +1-844-992-4726 (Toll Free), Access Code: 2349 256 7808

Oral comments on the NOI will be accepted at the informational meeting. The informational meeting is not a public hearing, and participation in the informational meeting is not required to establish eligibility to participate in the contested case during the review of the ASC.

The Applicant intends to submit its preliminary application for site certificate in early 2023.

​Morrow County, approximately 15 miles northeast of Lexington, Oregon.​ PDF Map Online Map

Applicant/Certificate holder: Echo Solar, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pine Gate Renewables, LLC.
ODOE contact: Christopher Clark
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Joe Torkelson

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Project Timeline

  
Additional Documents
  
05/10/2022
06/10/2022

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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