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. 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 Public Notice on November 25, 2020 providing information on receipt of the NOI, a comment period on the NOI extending from November 25, 2020 through January 22, 2021, and of a remote Public Informational meeting to occur on January 7, 2021 (details provided below). Following review of comments received, the Department will issue a Project Order identifying the applicable analysis areas and requirements to be evaluated in the preliminary Application for Site Certificate (expected in Spring 2021).

Comment Period and Informational Meeting: Comments on the NOI must be submitted to the Department via U.S. mail, email or fax and must be received by January 22, 2021. Oral comments may be provided at the informational meeting. Please send comments to:

Chase McVeigh-Walker, Senior Siting Analyst
Oregon Department of Energy
550 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone (503) 934-1582
Email: chase.mcveigh-walker@oregon.gov

NOI Informational Meeting

Date: January 7, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

WebEx link: https://odoe.webex.com/odoe/onstage/g.php?MTID=

Dial in: 1-408-418-9388, Access Code 173 209 0142

Meeting Materials:

​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


Project Timeline

Additional Documents



​Contact the Facility Siting Team:

​​​​​​​Sign Up For Email Updates​

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