BPA received a request from Iberdrola Renewables, Inc. (Iberdrola) to interconnect the proposed 60 MW Lund Hill Wind Project to the Federal Columbia River Transmission System (FCRTS), which is owned and operated by BPA. To interconnect the Lund Hill Wind Project, BPA would build a new 230-kV substation, the Wood Creek Substation, at the proposed point of interconnection. Lund Hill Wind Project is located in Klickitat County, Washington.
Iberdrola would build, own, and operate the Lund Hill Wind Project and its associated facilities, including a transmission line to the proposed BPA interconnection point. The Klickitat County environmental review of Lund Hill Wind Project is ongoing and expected to be completed in 2011.
The proposed interconnection point to the FCRTS (the Wood Creek Substation) is immediately adjacent to an existing BPA transmission line corridor in Klickitat County, near the town of Roosevelt. This is also the interconnection point of the 101MW Juniper Canyon II Wind Project Interconnection
, also currently proposed by Iberdrola. The Wood Creek Substation would occupy three to four acres. BPA would purchase a parcel approximately 32 acres in size that would remain mostly undeveloped. BPA does not plan to purchase any power from the Lund Hill Wind Project.