Facilities

Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility is an approved wind and solar energy generation facility. Wind facility components include up to 292 turbines with a peak generating capacity of up to 500 megawatts (MW); solar facility components include up to 150 MW of photovoltaic solar energy system and up to 41 distributed energy storage system sites, to be located on approximately 14,624 acres.
Approved: The facility has not yet been built. Construction of wind facility components must begin by May 24, 2020 and must be completed by May 24, 2023. Construction of solar facility components must begin by November 22, 2022 and must be completed by November 22, 2025.
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 Timeline

  
Additional Documents
  
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
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