Audio: Informational meeting held in Shaniko on proposed wind project

A look at the audience just before the start of the meeting. The room later filled up

A look at the audience just before the start of the meeting. The room later filled up


Several dozen people attended an informational meeting last night in Shaniko on the proposed Brush Canyon Wind Power Facility which would construct 223 wind turbines in southern Wasco and Sherman County.

Some of the folks attending the meeting at Shaniko

Some of the folks attending the meeting at Shaniko

Sue Oliver of the Energy Facilities Siting Council (EFSC) said the application from E.ON Climate and Renewables had been deemed complete in March. She said the next step is for the ESFC staff to draft what they call a Draft Proposed Order (DPO) which is a formal staff report in which they make their recommendations to the council, including whether or not the proposal should be granted a site certificate, and, if so, what conditions would be in that site certificate. It also starts a very formal public hearing process, which will involve taking written and oral testimony from interested parties.

Mike Greczyn (pronounced "Gretchen" of E.ON Climate and Renewables North America

Mike Greczyn (pronounced “Gretchen” of E.ON Climate and Renewables North America

Mike Greczyn of E.ON Climate and Renewables also spoke to the group and answered questions, as did representatives of the Bonneville Power Administration.

The complete informational meeting, including questions and answers, can be heard below

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