Facilities

Perennial Wind Chaser Station is approved to be a natural gas facility comprised of up to four turbines with a maximum capacity of 415 megawatts.
Under Review/Approved. The facility has not yet been built. In accordance with the existing site certificate, construction must begin three years after the effective date of the site certificate (that is, before September 23, 2018) and construction must be completed by September 23, 2021. On August 2, 2018 the Department received a preliminary request for amendment (pRFA), through which the certificate holder requests to extend each of the construction deadlines. In its pRFA, the certificate holder included a Type B review amendment determination request (ADR) and requested Department consideration of the Type B amendment review path based on the information included in pRFA. On August 22, 2018, the Department issued its determination that Type A review is the appropriate review process for the pRFA. The Department determined on June 21, 2019 that the pRFA is complete. The complete request for amendment (RFA) is available for review below.

The Department issued the Draft Proposed Order on Amendment 1 on July 8, 2019, which is available for review below. EFSC will hold a public hearing on the Draft Proposed Order (DPO) on August 22:

Public Hearing:
August 22, 2019 | 5:45 p.m.
Port of Morrow
Riverfront Room
2 Marine Drive NE
Boardman, OR 97818 

Call-in: 1-877-873-8017
Passcode: 799345#

A written public comment period is now open on the complete RFA and the DPO. Written comments on the RFA and DPO must be received by the Oregon Department of Energy by the close of the August 22, 2019 public hearing, and must be submitted in writing by mail, email, hand-delivery, or fax to:

Katie Clifford, Senior Siting Analyst
Oregon Department of Energy
550 Capitol St. NE, 1st Floor
Salem, OR 97301
Email: PER.comments@oregon.gov
Fax: 503-373-7806 

Written and oral comments may be submitted at the public hearing. The EFSC will not accept comments on the RFA or the DPO after the close of the record of the August 22, 2019 DPO public hearing.
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Western Umatilla County, on approximately 20 acres adjacent to the existing Hermiston Generating Plant. PDF Map | Online Map
Applicant/Certificate holder: Perennial-WindChaser LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Perennial Power Holdings, Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation of America.
ODOE contact: Katie Clifford
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: JJ Jamieson
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Project Amendment(s)

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Description
  
08/02/2018
08/22/2018
06/25/2019
07/08/2019
07/08/2019

Project Timeline

  
Additional Documents
  
Preliminary Application Received
04/03/2014
Complete Application
10/17/2014
09/18/2015
09/23/2015
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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