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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 7,450-acre (11.64 sq. miles) site boundary. Other proposed components include a battery energy storage system (lithium-ion batteries); power collection system; up to two substations; operation and maintenance building; Generator Step Up (GSU) transformer; 0.6 mile overhead 230 kV transmission line; perimeter fencing, access roads and staging areas.

Proposed/Under Review. Wagon Trail Energy Center, LLC (applicant), a wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC filed a complete Application for Site Certificate (ASC) on January 3, 2024; the ASC exhibits are available in the Timeline below or in hard copy at the Oregon Department of Energy's Salem office. The Department held a virtual public information meeting on the compete ASC on January 17, 2024.

On May 7, 2024 the Department issued the Draft Proposed Order (DPO). On the same date, the Department issued a Public Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing on the DPO. These documents are available in the Project Timeline below.

Public Comment Period: A 31-day comment period is open from May 7, 2024 through June 7, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). The public may comment on the ASC, DPO, and DPO Attachments including the proposed site certificate conditions in the draft site certificate.

In Person & Remote Public Hearing Information:
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2024
Start Time: 6:15 p.m. Pacific Time
Location: Port of Morrow Riverfront Center/Riverfront Room 2
                Marine Dr NE, Boardman, OR 97818

You may also participate in the public hearing via Webinar or Teleconference Information:
Webinar Link:
Event Number: 2330 219 1379
Event Password: EFSC (3372 from phones and video systems)
Teleconference: 408-418-9388
Teleconference Access Code: 2330 219 1379 

In order to be included on the record of the public hearing, written comments must be received by the comment deadline of 5:00 p.m. PT on June 7, 2024 (unless otherwise extended by Council), submitted at the hearing, through the public comment portal described below or by mail, email, or fax to the presiding officer/hearing officer, in care of:

Chase McVeigh-Walker, Senior Siting Analyst
Oregon Department of Energy
550 Capital Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 971-600-5323
Fax: 503-373-7806

Online Comment Portal
To get started, choose the Wagon Trail Solar Project from the drop-down menu.  Click “Next" and follow the instructions on screen.  You will receive an email confirmation after submitting your comment.

Morrow County, south of the Boardman Bombing Range​. PDF​ Map​  | Online Map

Applicant/Certificate holder: Wagon Trail Energy Center, 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
Notice of Intent
Project Order
First Amended Project Order
Preliminary Application for Site Certificate


Complete Application for Site Certificate
Public Hearing on DPO
Deadline to Submit Public Comments 5PM Pacific Time



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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