Facilities

The Madras Solar Energy Facility is a proposed solar photovoltaic energy generation facility with a nominal generating capacity of 63 megawatts and (potentially) an integrated 63 MW battery storage system, located within a site boundary of approximately 284 acres. Other proposed components include an electrical collection system, 34.5-kV to 230-kV step-up transformers, a substation, operations and maintenance enclosure, point of interconnection switching station, and (potentially) an integrated battery storage system.

Proposed. Madras PV1, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecoplexus Inc. (applicant) filed a complete Application for Site Certificate (ASC) on November 9, 2020; the ASC and additional information submitted by the applicant may be viewed via hyperlinks provided below or in hard copy at the Oregon Department of Energy Salem office. On March 23, 2021, the Department issued its Draft Proposed Order (DPO) on the ASC, and its Notice of a Public Hearing on the DPO and of an opportunity to provide comments on the DPO. The Public Hearing on the DPO was held in person in the area of the proposed facility, at the Inn at Cross Keys Station and via webinar on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Council reviewed the DPO and comments received during the DPO comment period on Friday, April 23, 2021. The Department issued the Proposed Order, Notice of Proposed Order and Contested Case Proceeding on May 10, 2021. 


Jefferson County. PDF Map​ | Online Map
Applicant/Certificate holder: Madras PV1, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecoplexus Inc.
ODOE contact: Chase McVeigh-Walker
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Jon Bortle
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Project Timeline

  
Additional Documents
  
05/16/2019
09/12/2019
Preliminary Application for Site Certificate



12/06/2019
Complete Application for Site Certificate
11/09/2020
11/13/2020
03/23/2021
03/23/2021
Deadline for Comments on DPO
04/22/2021
05/10/2021
05/10/2021
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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