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The Nolin Hills Wind Power Project is an approved 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 approved 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.

Approved. At the July 19, 2023, the Energy Facility Siting Council approved the Final Order on the ASC and granted issuance of a site certificate. The Final Order on the ASC was served to the parties in the contested case on August 31, 2023, pursuant to ORS 469.403 and 183.470. Only parties in the contested case may file a petition for rehearing or appeal under the provisions of ORS 469.403. ​

The deadline for the certificate holder (Nolin Hills Wind, LLC) to commence construction is July 19, 2026. Facility construction must be completed within three years of the construction commencement date.

​​The facility is approved to 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
Complete Application for Site Certificate
​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