Facilities

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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 within an approximately 7,339 acre (11.47 sq. miles) site boundary. The original proposal included an approximate 5,957 acres (9.3 sq. miles) site boundary. 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 previously 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. Due to modifications of the proposed facility, the applicant submitted an amended NOI on June 11, 2021. The preliminary Application for Site Certificate (pASC) is expected in August or September 2021. On August 17, 2021 the Department released the First Amended Project Order based on the amended NOI.

​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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Project Timeline

  
Additional Documents
  
Notice of Intent
11/03/2020
Project Order
03/23/2021
06/11/2021
06/16/2021
08/17/2021

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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