NextEra – Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility 500 MW – Oregon - Project Profile
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NextEra Energy Resources LLC (NextEra), is planning to build a wind farm in Oregon, the US.
The project involves the construction of a 500MW wind farm on 20,234ha of land. It includes the construction of three substations and a wind tower, the installation of 292 turbines, generators and transformers, and the laying of transmission lines.
Tetra Tech Inc. has been appointed as study consultant.
In February 2013, WWE filed a notice of intent (NoI) with Oregon Department of Energy (ODoE).
In May 2013, project order was issued by ODoE.
On December 19, 2014, WWE submitted a preliminary planning application to Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC).
On July 1, 2015, ODoE completed the application for the site certificate.
On May 19, 2016, public hearing was commenced and the deadline to submit public comments by June 6, 2016.
On August 5, 2016, the ODoE issued a proposed order for the site certificate.
On May 24, 2017, the site certificate was issued.
In July 2017, NextEra has bought the development rights from Swaggart Wind Power LLC.
On January 18, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected a protest by Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative and ordered Umatilla Electric Cooperative(UEC) to provide wholesale transmission service to the project.
Construction works are scheduled to commence by May 24, 2020, and completed by May 24, 2023.
The project involves the construction of a 500MW wind farm on 20,234ha of land in Morrow and Umatilla Counties, Oregon, the US.
The US$960 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of three substations
2. Construction of a wind tower
2. Installation of 292 turbines
3. Installation of transformers
4. Installation of generators
5. Laying of transmission linesReasons To Buy