Golden Hills Wind Project is approved to be a wind energy facility with up to 125 wind turbines and a maximum capacity of 400 megawatts, located within a site boundary of approximately 29,500 acres.

Under Review/Approved: The facility has not yet been built. Construction must begin by June 18, 2020.

On May 4, 2018, the Department received a preliminary Request for Amendment 5 (pAMD5) for the Golden Hills Wind Project site certificate (provided in link below). The pAMD5 requests approval for construction and operation of a differing turbine model option that would increase turbine hub height, maximum blade tip height, and reduce minimum blade tip clearance; pAMD5 also requests to amend Condition PRE-DC-01 based on differing turbine model option specifications and to eliminate a restriction on combined weight of turbine metal. The pAMD5 also includes a “Type B Review” amendment determination request pursuant to OAR 345-027-0057(5).

On June 1, 2018, the Department issued its determination on the Type B Review ADR, indicating that based upon evaluation of the OAR 345-027-0057(8) factors, Type A review was appropriate (provided in link below). The Department is currently conducting an evaluation of completeness for pAMD5. A complete version of AMD5 will be posted to the website following the Department’s completeness determination, A public comment period will be initiated following issuance of the Department’s Draft Proposed Order (date TBD).
Sherman County, near the town of Wasco. PDF Map | Online Map
Applicant/Certificate holder: Golden Hills Wind Farm, LLC, a subsidiary of Pacific Wind Development, LLC (Pacific Wind), a subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables, LLC (Avangrid).
ODOE contact: Sarah Esterson
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Brian Walsh

Project Amendment(s)


Project Timeline

Preliminary Application Received
Complete Application
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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