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Saddle Butte Wind

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State:
  • OR
County: Gilliam & Morrow
Type of Resource:
  • Wind
Operating Status:
  • Approved
Project Stage: Development
Capacity: 399 MW
Developers: Columbia Wind/Caithness
Locale:

On private lands in Morrow & Gilliam counties approx. 20 miles south of the Columbia River between Eightmile Canyon and State Hwy 74.

BPA: Y
Description:

Columbia Wind's (Caithness) 133MW Saddle Butte Wind project in Gilliam & Morrow counties to consist of up to 133 wind turbines. The wind turbines under consideration include: the Siemens SWT-93 2.3-MW, the GE 1.6-100, the GE 2.5 and the Vestas V90 3.0-MW. Combined peak generating capacity would be up to 399 megawatts, with an average electric generating capacity of up to 133 megawatts. The facility will be located entirely on private land in Gilliam and Morrow counties, approximately 20 miles south of the Columbia River between Eightmile Canyon and State Highway 74.

EFSC issued a final order for the site certificate at its November 3, 2016 meeting. The site certificate has not yet been fully executed. Construction must begin within three years after the effective date of the site certificate, and must be completed within six years after the effective date of the site certificate.
http://www.oregon.gov/energy/facilities-safety/facilities/Pages/SBW.aspx

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