Facilities

The Madras Solar Energy Facility is a proposed solar photovoltaic energy generation facility with a nominal generating capacity of 63 megawatts, 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 exhibits may be viewed via hyperlinks provided below or in hard copy at the Oregon Department of Energy Salem office. A public notice of the complete ASC and public information meeting, to be held electronically via WebEx and teleconference on December 1, 2020 starting at 5:30p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST), was issued on November 13, 2020 and published in The Madras Pioneer on November 13, 2020. The notice may be viewed via hyperlink below; additional information is also provided below:

Public Information Meeting on the complete ASC for the proposed Madras Solar Energy Facility: 

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Time: 5:30p.m. PST
Location: WebEx and Teleconference

Meeting Materials:


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
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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