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The Lone Pine to Whetstone 230 kV Transmission Line is a 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line, with two proposed routes, ranging between 10 and 12.1 miles long between the existing Lone Pine and Whetstone substations. The proposed route options would be located with Jackson County and City of Medford.

Proposed/Under Review. The Department received a Notice of Intent (NOI) to apply for a Site Certificate on April 27, 2023. A Public Notice on the NOI was issued on May 17, 2023.

A public informational meeting was held both in person in Medford, and virtually on June 7, 2023. Meeting information can be found here:

On September 14, 2023, the Department issued a Project Order establishing the statutes, administrative rules, council standards, local ordinances, and other requirements for the site certificate application. The applicant has indicated it may no longer be seeking EFSC review due to changes in project design/description..

Copies of the Notice of Intent, Public Notice and Project Order are available in the ​timeline below.

​Jackson County, near the city of Medford, Oregon. PDF Map​ | Online Map​​

Applicant/Certificate holder: PacifiCorp (Applicant), a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy doing business as Pacific Power.
ODOE contact: Kathleen Sloan
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: John Aniello


Project Timeline

Additional Documents


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