Proposed. On November 5, 2021, EE West End Solar LLC (applicant), a subsidiary of Eurus Solar Holdings, LLC (submitted to the Department a Preliminary Application for Site Certificate (pASC), and on January 3, 2022 the Department determined the pASC to be incomplete and issued requests for additional information (RAIs). The Department issued the project order for the facility on February 10, 2022 which identifies information necessary to be included in the Application for Site Certificate (ASC), and is available below on the Project Timeline. On September 19, 2022, the Department deemed the application complete and on September 28, 2022 the applicant filed its complete ASC. The ASC is provided on the Timeline below. The Department and applicant held a remote informational meeting on the ASC on October 10, 2022.
On October 26, 2022, the Department issued the draft proposed order (DPO) on the ASC which includes staff's preliminary recommendations and site certificate conditions, where staff also recommends the ASC meets all required standards and should be approved by the Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC).
The issuance of the DPO begins a comment period on the DPO and ASC. The comment period is October 26, 2022 through November 17, 2022, at the close of the in-person public hearing listed below.
Written comments to be included on the record of the public hearing must be received by the comment deadline of Thursday, November 17, 2022, the close of the public hearing date, submitted at the hearing, through the public comment portal described below or by mail, email, or fax to the hearing officer, in care of:
Kellen Tardaewether, Senior Siting Analyst
Oregon Department of Energy
Mail: 550 Capital Street NE Salem, OR 97301
Online Comment Portal: To get started, choose “West End Solar" from the drop-down menu. Click “Next" and follow the instructions on screen. You will receive an email confirmation after submitting your comment. The portal can be accessed here.
In Person & Remote Public Hearing Information:
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Start Time: 5:30 p.m.
End Time: 6:15 p.m. or later depending on participation
Location: Oxford Inn Suites
1050 N. First Street
Hermiston, OR 97838
You may also participate in the public hearing via Webinar or Teleconference:
Webinar link: https://odoe.webex.com/odoe/onstage/g.php?MTID=e32ee0b5714ee1021363ed2dc7be2fe8f
Webinar Event Number: 2336 558 1748
Webinar Event Password: EFSC
Teleconference Access code: 2336 558 1748