Facilities

Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility is an approved wind energy generation facility consisting of up to 292 turbines with a peak generating capacity of up to 500 megawatts, to be located on approximately 13,097 acres.
Under Review/Approved: The facility has not yet been built. Construction must begin by May 24, 2020 and must be completed by May 24, 2023.

On November 30, 2018, the Department received preliminary Request for Amendment 4 (pRFA4) of the Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility site certificate. On December 21, 2018, the Department received supplemental materials for pRFA4; electronic copies of all materials are provided in hyperlinks below. pRFA4 requests approval to amend the site boundary from 13,097 to 14,624 acres; extend the construction commencement deadline from May 24, 2023 to December 31, 2023; and construct and operate the following: a 150 MW photovoltaic solar energy system; 41 distributed energy storage system sites; and, expansion of a previously approved substation site from 5 to 10 acres. Type A review will be maintained for RFA4.
The Wheatridge West turbine group would be located entirely within Morrow County, approximately seven miles northwest of Heppner. The Wheatridge East turbine group would be located approximately 16 miles northeast of Heppner and will span Morrow County and Umatilla County. PDF Map | Online Map


Applicant/Certificate holder: Wheatridge Wind Energy, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wheatridge Wind Holdings, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of parent company NextEra Energy Resources, LLC.
ODOE contact: Sarah Esterson
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Jesse Marshall
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Project Amendment(s)

  
Description
  
11/30/2018

​Supplemental Materials

12/21/2018

Project Timeline

  
Description
  
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
Final Order on Amendment 2

PENDING

12/14/2018
Site Certificate on Amendment 2

PENDING​

12/14/2018
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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