Facilities

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Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility II (WREF II) is a 550 megawatt (MW) wind and solar energy generation facility, including 80 wind turbines and up to 900 acres of photovoltaic solar energy components, to be located within a site boundary containing approximately 12,432 acres.

​Under Construction: Construction of the facility commenced on January 15, 2020, which will consist of 200 MW of wind energy generating equipment (80 wind turbines) in Morrow County. Construction of solar facility components must begin by November 22, 2022 and must be completed by November 22, 2025.

Please note that on May 22, 2020, the Energy Facility Siting Council approved Request for Amendment 5 of the Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility site certificate, which created two new energy facilities: Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility I and Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility II. Documents posted on this website include earlier documents associated with the Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility.

​WREFII will be located approximately 16 miles northeast of Heppner in Morrow County, and is approved to include facility components in both Morrow County and Umatilla County. PDF Map​ I Online Map​


Applicant/Certificate holder: Wheatridge Wind II, LLC an indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC.
ODOE contact: Sarah Esterson
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: David Lawlor

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Project Timeline

  
Additional Documents
  
04/16/2020
05/22/2020
05/22/2020
Preliminary Application Received
12/19/2014
Complete Application
07/01/2015
04/28/2017
05/24/2017
06/28/2017
07/27/2017
08/28/2017
04/25/2018
06/08/2018
06/14/2018
09/17/2018
09/18/2018
11/16/2018
11/29/2018


12/14/2018


12/14/2018
07/01/2019
11/22/2019
11/22/2019

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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