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Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility East (WREFE) is an approved 200 megawatt (MW) wind energy generation facility, to be located within an approximately 4,582 acre site boundary.

Approved. The first phase of construction commenced on January 15, 2020 (for parts of the facility now included in WREFI and WREFII site certificates). Construction of the facility must be completed by May 24, 2023.​

​WREFE facility components are located in Umatilla and Morrow counties. WREFE is located approximately 16 miles northeast of Heppner. PDF Map I Online Map​

Applicant/Certificate holder: Wheatridge East Wind LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC.
ODOE contact: Duane Kilsdonk
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: David Lawlor

​​​​​​​On November 19, 2020, the Energy Facility Siting Council approved Request for Amendment 1 of the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility II site certificate, which authorized allocation of previously approved facility components into an amended and two original site certificates for Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility II, Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility III and Wheatridge Re​newable Energy Facility East​, respectively. The documentation for the original project can be found on the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility II webpage.

  • Click here to view a diagram of the Site Certificate history.​​

Project Timeline

Additional Documents

For other documents related to WREFE, please see the original facility page​.




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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