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Project Chopin

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State:
  • OR
County: Umatilla
Type of Resource:
  • Wind
Operating Status:
  • Operating
Project Stage: Operating
Capacity: 10.2 MW
Developers: BayWa r.e. Wind
Year: 2016
Month: September
Number of Turbines: 6
Partners: PacifiCorp
Locale:

On 5,000 acres on the west side of Hwy 11 in Umatilla County and east of Pine Creek.

Description:

Chopin Wind signed a power sales agreement with PacifiCorp for output of 10MW on May 5, 2014. Project consists of 6 GE 1.7-103 turbines for a total nameplate capacity of 10.2MW. Completion deadline on power sales agreement was June 30, 2016. Construction began in May 2016 and the project was commissioned in September 2016.

Location from power sales agreement and confirmed with Google Earth.

Information regarding number of type of turbines used for the project from BayWa r.e. Wind.
http://edocs.puc.state.or.us/efdocs/RPA/re142rpa162133.pdf
http://www.baywa-re.us/wind-projects-us.html#chopin

Location confirmed with Google Earth.

PPA for the project originally called for five (5) Vestas V110 2.0MW turbines. Turbine configuration was changed to 6 turbines with comparable output before final construction.

Project was originally permitted with Umatilla County for 33 Vestas V112 3.0MW turbines for a total of 99 MW.
http://www.co.umatilla.or.us/planning/pdf/WKN/WKN_Chopin_Application_Materials.pdf
http://www.co.umatilla.or.us/planning/pdf/WKN/WKN_Chopin_C-1188-11_BCC_Findings.pdf

Original LGIA with PacifiCorp executed in Dec 2009. Is the 10 MW noted above a first phase with others to follow?

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