BPA received a request from Iberdrola Renewables, Inc. (Iberdrola) to interconnect the proposed 101 MW Juniper Canyon II Wind Project to the Federal Columbia River Transmission System (FCRTS), which is owned and operated by BPA. Juniper Canyon II Wind Project is located in Klickitat County, Washington.
Iberdrola would independently build, own, and operate Juniper Canyon II and its associated facilities, including a transmission line to the proposed BPA interconnection point. The Klickitat County environmental review of Juniper Canyon II is ongoing and expected to be completed in the fall of 2010.
The proposed interconnection point to the FCRTS is immediately adjacent to an existing BPA transmission line corridor in Klickitat County, near the town of Roosevelt. To interconnect Juniper Canyon II, BPA would build a new BPA substation, the Wood Creek Substation, at the proposed point of interconnection. The proposed substation would occupy approximately 3 acres. BPA does not plan to purchase any power from Juniper Canyon II.