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ENERGY FACILITY SITING COUNCIL TO MEET NOVEMBER 17-18

Hermiston, Ore – The next regularly scheduled meeting of Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council will be held on Thursday and Friday, November 17-18, 2022. The meeting will begin at 5:15 Thursday evening and will reconvene at 8:30 Friday morning. Attendance is open to the public both virtually using the online Webex platform, and in person at the Oxford Inn Suites in Hermiston, OR. Please see the meeting agenda for more detailed information and instructions on how to attend virtually.

The main items on the Council’s agenda are:

West End Solar Project, Public Hearing on Draft Proposed Order on Application for Site Certificate (Hearing) – A 50 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic and battery storage facility on 324 acres in Umatilla County proposed by EE West End Solar, LLC (applicant), a subsidiary of Eurus Solar Holdings, LLC (parent company).

1. Proposed Facility Overview: Kellen Tardaewether, Senior Siting Analyst, will provide an overview of the siting process, proposed facility components and location.

2. Public Hearing Overview: Alison Green Webster, Senior Administrative Law Judge at the Oregon Office of Administrative Hearings, will explain the legal requirements for providing comments on the record and will facilitate the hearing.

3. Public Hearing: Interested individuals will have an opportunity to provide oral testimony on the Application for Site Certificate and Draft Proposed Order. Written comments may also be submitted to the Department through the close of the public hearing.

Biennial Fee Update (Action Item) – Sisily Fleming, Siting Fiscal Analyst. Council will consider staff’s recommended fee schedule for 2023-2024.

Appointment of Rules Coordinator (Action Item) – Sarah Esterson, Senior Policy Advisor. Council will consider appointing Thomas Jackman as Rules Coordinator and Christopher Clark, Senior Siting Analyst and Sarah Esterson, Senior Policy Advisor as back up Rules Coordinators, in accordance with ORS 183.330(2).

The full meeting agenda and other meeting materials are available on ODOE’s website: www.oregon.gov/energy/facilities-safety/facilities/Pages/Council-Meetings.aspx.

To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact the department at least 72 hours before the meeting at 1-800-221-8035 or fax 503-373-7806. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711.

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