Facilities

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, located within a site boundary of approximately 11,000 acres.
Under Review/Approved: The facility has not been built. On January 16, 2019, the Department received a complete Request for Amendment 4 (RFA4) of the Summit Ridge Wind Farm site certificate. RFA4 seeks Council approval to extend the construction commencement and completion deadlines for the facility, as established in the site certificate, by two years. The certificate holder requests that it be allowed until August 19, 2020 to begin construction and until August 19, 2023 to complete construction. The Department re-issued a Draft Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 4 on February 2, 2019 and conducted a public hearing on February 22, 2019 at The Discovery Center in The Dalles, Oregon. On April 2, 2019, the Department issued a Proposed Order on Request for Amendment 4.

On July 3, 2019, the Department issued an amended Proposed Order based on direction from the Energy Facility Siting Council. Issuance of the amended Proposed Order opens an opportunity for those persons who commented on the record of the Draft Proposed Order and the certificate holder to request a contested case proceeding, limited to issues related to the amendment to the Proposed Order. Those persons who are eligible to request a contested case proceeding will receive a separate notice from the Department informing them of this opportunity. The amended Proposed Order is available below.

All comments received on the DPO: 
Audio from the February 22 EFSC meeting is also available online:
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 Pattern Renewables 2 LP (Pattern Development), a subsidiary of Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (Pattern Energy or PEG2LP), the sole limited partner of Pattern Development.
ODOE contact: Maxwell Woods
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Kevin Wetzel
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Project Amendment(s)

  
Description
  
08/17/2018
08/23/2018
09/05/2018
11/28/2018
01/16/2019
02/01/2019
02/01/2019
03/13/2019
04/02/2019
04/02/2019
07/03/2019

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
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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