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The West End Solar Project is a proposed solar photovoltaic (PV) energy generation facility with an average generating capacity of 50 megawatts (MW). Related or supporting facilities to the solar energy facility include up to 70 MW energy storage system, collector substation, switchyard substation, O&M enclosure, service roads, security fencing and gates, and construction areas.

The proposed facility would be 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).

​Proposed. On September 28, 2022, EE West End Solar LLC (applicant), a subsidiary of Eurus Solar Holdings, LLC submitted to the Department an Application for Site Certificate (ASC). The ASC is provided in the Timeline below.

On October 26, 2022, the Department issued the draft proposed order (DPO) on the ASC which included 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 public comment period on the DPO was October 26, 2022 through November 17, 2022. EFSC reviewed the DPO at its December 2022 EFSC meeting.

On January 13, 2023, the Department issued the proposed order, which incorporates DPO comments, EFSC comments, and applicant responses to comments in a redline/strikeout format. On the same date, the Department issued notice of the proposed order and contested case. Persons who commented on the record of the DPO may submit a petition for contested case as per the Notice below in the Timeline by February 13, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). ​

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

Applicant/Certificate holder: EE West End Solar LLC
ODOE contact: Kellen Tardaewether
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Rob Curulla


Project Timeline

Additional Documents
Request for Expedited Review for Small Capacity Facilities
Approval of Expedited Review
Application for Site Certificate (ASC)



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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