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The Nolin Hills Wind Power Project is a proposed wind and solar energy generation facility with a nominal generating capacity of approximately 600 megawatts (preliminarily 340 MW from wind and 260 MW from solar), located within a site boundary of approximately 48,196 acres of private land primarily zoned exclusive farm use. Other proposed components include two 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission lines, two substations, an operations and maintenance building, a battery energy storage system (BESS), electrical collection system (underground and overhead collector lines), access roads, and up to three meteorological towers.

Proposed. Nolin Hills Wind, LLC (applicant), a subsidiary of Capital Power Corporation, filed a complete ASC on January 31, 2022; the ASC may be viewed via hyperlinks provided below or in hard copy at the Oregon Department of Energy Salem office. 

The Proposed Order on the ASC was issued on August 4, 2022, following Council’s June 24, 2022 review of the Draft Proposed Order (DPO) on the ASC and issues raised in comments received on the record of the DPO public hearing (April 19 through May 26 (public)/June 24 (applicant response)). A petition for contested case was received on the Proposed Order on the ASC (provided in timeline below); therefore, the Council’s appointed Hearings Officer from the Office of Administrative Hearings will conduct a contested case proceeding, expected to commence in September 2022. 

Following the contested case proceeding, Council will take action to either approve, modify, or reject the Department's Proposed Order and Hearing Officer's Proposed Contested Case Order, and will issue a Final Order on the Application for Site Certificate either denying or approving a site certificate.

​​The proposed facility would be located in Umatilla County, south of I-84, and approximately 4 miles south of Echo and 10 miles west of Pendleton. PDF Map | Online Map

Applicant/Certificate holder: Nolin Hills Wind, LLC, a subsidiary of Capital Power Corporation
ODOE contact: Kathleen Sloan
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Kimberly Cupicha

Project Timeline

Additional Documents
Notice of Intent
Project Order
Preliminary Application for Site Certificate (pASC)
Revised Preliminary Application for Site Certificate
Complete Application for Site Certificate
Deadline for Comments on DPO
Deadline to file petition for party status in contested case
​Contact the Facility Siting Team:


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