Nolin Hills Wind Power Project is a proposed wind and solar energy generation facility with a nominal generating capacity of approximately 600 megawatts, located within a site boundary of approximately 48,196 acres of private land primarily zoned exclusive farm use.
Proposed. The Oregon Department of Energy received the Notice of Intent on September 11, 2017. The Department issued the Project Order on January 10, 2018. At its August 23, 2019 Council meeting, EFSC granted the applicant's request to extend the expiration date of the Notice of Intent to September 11, 2020. The Department received the preliminary Application for Site Certificate on February 28, 2020. The applicant submitted a revised preliminary Application for Site Certificate on November 6, 2020 that includes a newly proposed solar photovoltaic component on 1,858 acres (2.9 sq. miles) and a 120 MW battery storage component. The initial exhibits have been replaced with the revised preliminary exhibits below. On August 2, 2021 the Department released the First Amended Project Order based on the revised preliminary application for site certificate. The Department and reviewing agencies provided the applicant with requests for additional information on the revised preliminary application for site certificate, and the applicant is revising the preliminary application again in response to the these information requests.

​​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: Sarah Esterson
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Kimberly Cupicha

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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