The Wagon Trail Solar Project is a proposed solar photovoltaic energy generation facility with a generating capacity of approximately 500 megawatts. The facility would be located on approximately 4,500 acres (7 sq. miles). Other proposed components include distributed energy storage (lithium-ion batteries); power collection system; up to four collector substations; operation and maintenance building; up to 3 meteorological towers; site access, service roads, perimeter fencing and gates; 8-mile 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line; and temporary construction areas.

Proposed. The Department received a Notice of Intent (NOI) to apply for a Site Certificate on November 3, 2020. The Department issued a Public Notice of the NOI and Public Comment Period on November 25, 2020 and held an informational meeting on January 7, 2021. The public comment period on the NOI closed on January 22, 2021. The Department reviewed comments and the NOI, and issued the Project Order on March 23, 2021. The preliminary Application for Site Certificate (pASC) is expected in Spring 2021.

​Morrow County, near the City of Arlington. PDF​ Map​  | Online Map

Applicant/Certificate holder: Wheatridge East Wind, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC
ODOE contact: Chase McVeigh-Walker
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: David Lawlor


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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