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The Summit Ridge Wind Farm is an approved wind energy generation facility that would consist of up to 72 wind turbines with a peak generating capacity of 194.4 megawatts (MW), located within a site boundary of approximately 11,000 acres.

On Hold/Under Review/Under Construction/Approved: Phase 1 of construction commenced on August 6, 2020, including modifications to an access road. Construction of the remaining facility components must be completed by August 19, 2023.

On August 17, 2023, the Oregon Department of Energy received a preliminary Request for Amendment 6 (pRFA6) of the Summit Ridge Wind Farm Site Certificate (pRFA6 or amendment request). The Department reviewed the pRFA6 and determined it incomplete and requested additional information from the certificate holder on October 20, 2023.

Based upon the changes proposed for the facility included in pRFA6, on January 26, 2024 the certificate holder submitted a Notice of Intent to submit an Application for Site Certificate (NOI) for a new facility in the same location, the Summit Ridge Renewable Energy Facility​. The NOI for the new facility includes the changes proposed in pRFA6. The NOI states that the certificate holder intends to file a Request to Terminate the Summit Ridge Wind Farm site certificate in 2024. The certificate holder has indicated that it will construct only one facility in the approved site boundary for Summit Ridge Wind Farm.

Future updates on the status of Summit Ridge Wind Farm site certificate will be posted to this project page, as they become available.

The Department has created a new project page for the proposed Summit Ridge Renewable Energy Facility and has posted the Notice of Intent on that webpage. Information and updates for the SRREF NOI for the proposed facility will be posted to the SRREF project page.

Wasco County, approximately 17 miles southeast of The Dalles and eight miles east of Dufur. PDF Map | Online Map

Applicant/Certificate holder: Summit Ridge Wind LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aypa Power LLC
ODOE contact: Kathleen Sloan
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Matt Hazard
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Project Amendment(s)

  
Description
  
09/14/2020
09/30/2020
Comment Deadline and Date of Transfer Hearing

​4:45 p.m. 

*Note that the date of the transfer hearing has been changed from November 20 to November 19, 2020.



11/19/2020
08/17/2023
08/29/2023

Project Timeline

  
Additional Documents
  
Preliminary Application Received
09/29/2009
Complete Application (Large files)
08/25/2010
08/19/2011
08/19/2011
08/15/2014
08/07/2015
08/07/2015
02/11/2016
11/04/2016
11/04/2016
12/15/2017
01/08/2018
01/16/2019
08/23/2019

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09/18/2019

​Summer 2020

12/11/2020
12/18/2020
01/20/2021
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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