The West End Solar Project is a proposed solar photovoltaic (PV) energy generation facility with battery storage with an average generating capacity of 45 megawatts (MW), located within a site boundary of approximately 324 acres zoned Exclusive Farm Use in Umatilla County, approximately two miles southeast of the City of Hermiston. Of the 324 acres, the proposed facility site includes approximately 238 acres of high-value farmland under ORS 195.300(10)(f) because of the location within the designated Columbia Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA). The proposed facility site does not include high-value farmland as defined under ORS 195.300(10)(a) (soils) or ORS 195.300(10)(c) (water rights).

​Proposed. On December 11, 2020, Eurus Energy America Corporation (applicant) submitted to the Department a Request for Expedited Review for Small Capacity Facilities under OAR 345-015-0300. On December 17, 2020 the Department notified the applicant it approved the Request for Expedited review because it had provided the necessary information in the Request. The Request for Expedited Review is included in the Timeline below. The applicant anticipates issuing a preliminary application for site certificate (pASC) in March or April 2021, afterward, the Department will issue a project order. 

​Umatilla County, approximately two miles southeast of the City of Hermiston. PDF Maps

Applicant/Certificate holder: Eurus Energy America Corporation
ODOE contact: Kellen Tardaewether
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Rob Curulla


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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