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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. 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 Salem office. The Department held a virtual public information meeting on the compete ASC on January 17, 2024. Meeting materials including the meeting presentation and a recording of the meeting are provided below. 

Meeting Materials:

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



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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