The Sunstone Solar Project (formerly 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 (17 sq. miles) 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. The Department issued a Project Order establishing the requirements for the application for site certificate on September 27, 2022.
On June 1, 2023, the Department received notice from the Applicant that the name of Echo Solar, LLC was legally changed to Sunstone Solar, LLC as of March 16, 2023. The Applicant also informed the Department that it wished to change the name of the facility from Echo Solar Project to Sunstone Solar Project.
The preliminary application for site certificate was filed on August 8, 2023 and is available in the timeline below.
County, approximately 15 miles northeast of Lexington, Oregon. PDF Map | Online Map
Sunstone Solar, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pine Gate Renewables, LLC|
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