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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 (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. 

On September 27, 2022, following review of the Notice of Intent and comments received from reviewing agencies, tribal governments, and the public in response to the Notice of Intent, the Department issued a Project Order establishing the requirements for the site certificate application. 

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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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