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Umatilla-Morrow County Connect Project is a proposed 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line, with four proposed route alternatives, traversing Morrow and Umatilla counties. The length of the proposed transmission line ranges from 13 to 15 miles, depending on the route alternative, and would be located within a site boundary of 6,571.3 acres.

​Under Review. On September 22, 2023, the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE or Department) received a Notice of Intent to File an Application for a Site Certificate for the Umatilla-Morrow County Connect Project (proposed facility).

The Department held a public informational meeting at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center on the Notice of Intent on November 1, 2023. The meeting provided an opportunity for in-person and remote participation. 

Meeting Materials:

On April 4, 2024, the Department issued an Amended Project Order that incorporated corrections and clarifications at the request of the Applicant. The Notice of Intent, Public Notice of the Notice of Intent, and the Amended Project Order are available in the timeline below.

​Morrow and Umatilla counties. The proposed transmission line would be located east of Bombing Range Road and extend eastward on the north side of I-84 to I-82. PDF Map​ 

Online Maps:

Applicant/Certificate holder: Umatilla Electric Cooperative
ODOE contact: Chase McVeigh-Walker
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Cole Bode


Project Timeline

Additional Documents


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