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NorWest Energy 14 (Grand Ronde)

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State:
  • OR
County: Polk
Type of Resource:
  • Solar
Operating Status:
  • Operating
Project Stage: Operating
Capacity: 2200 KW
Developers: Pine Gate Renewables; Cypress Creek
Year: 2017
Month: December
Partners: PGE
Locale:

Located south of Hwy 18 on Andy Riggs Rd, Grand Ronde in Polk County, OR.

BPA: N
Description:

Pine Gate Renewables' 2,200kW NorWest 14 (Grand Ronde) solar project located south of Hwy 18 on Andy Riggs Rd, Grand Ronde in Polk County, OR.

Cypress Creek Renewables was the original developer that signed the PPA with PGE. Pine Gate later purchased the project from Cypress Creek.
https://pgrenewables.com/projects/

Completion date 12/22/2017. (SEIA.org map and WA DoC list)
https://www.seia.org/research-resources/major-solar-projects-list
https://deptofcommerce.app.box.com/v/eia/file/447559976238

Grand Ronde is a dual-use solar project.
Previous Use: Turf grass
Size: 9.7 acres of native pollinator habitat
Capacity: 2.2 MW 350 homes
SolarCulture Design Considerations: Local vegetative contractor. Native Prairie restoration.
Research Partnerships: NREL test plot.
https://www.oregon.gov/lcd/LAR/Documents/DualUse_RAC_Presentation_20181114.pdf

Info from PGE's OPUC filing of PPA.
https://edocs.puc.state.or.us/efdocs/RPA/re143rpa125212.pdf

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