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BPA Interconnection of the Brush Canyon Wind Facility (Wasco and Sherman counties, Oregon)

The following comments were submitted in response to the open comment period described below.

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BPA received a request from E.ON Climate and Renewables North America, Inc., for interconnection of their proposed Brush Canyon Wind Power Facility to the Federal Columbia River Transmission System, which is owned and operated by BPA. Under its Open Access Transmission Tariff, BPA offers transmission services, including interconnection of generation, to all eligible customers on a non-discriminatory and first-come, first-served basis, subject to an environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act.

BPA is proposing to allow the interconnection of 299-megawatts of power from the Brush Canyon Facility at BPA’s Buckley Substation near Grass Valley, Ore BPA would rebuild Buckley Substation near or immediately adjacent to the existing substation to take advantage of existing communications; existing transmission lines that currently terminate at Buckley would be moved to terminate at the rebuilt substation. Some elements of the existing substation, such as the control house, could remain intact.BPA does not plan to purchase any power from the Brush Canyon Facility.


BPA will assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposed interconnection once the proposed location of the rebuilt substation is determined and preliminary design of Buckley Substation begins. If preliminary design begins in 2014, environmental review could be completed in 2015. If BPA determines that the decision to interconnect the wind project is consistent with BPA’s Business Plan Environmental Impact Statement, BPA will prepare a record of decision to explain the decision.

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Close of comment:  1/15/2014

  • BCWF13 0001 -  Ellitt

  • BCWF13 0009 -  Ray

  • BCWF13 0002 -  Graves

  • BCWF13 0003 -  Anderson

  • BCWF13 0004 -  Private Citizen

  • BCWF13 0005 -  Mobley

  • BCWF13 0006 -  Private Citizen

  • BCWF13 0007 -  Ruggles

  • BCWF13 0008 -  Kueny/CAPO

  • BCWF13 0010 -  Clodfelter

  • BCWF13 0011 -  Samul

  • BCWF13 0012 -  Anderson

  • BCWF13 0013 -  Smith

  • BCWF13 0014 -  Morton

  • BCWF13 0015 -  Davis/Wasco Electric Cooperative

  • BCWF13 0016 -  Private Citizen

  • BCWF13 0017 -  Private Citizen

  • BCWF13 0018 -  VonBorstel

  • BCWF13 0019 -  Beasley

  • BCWF13 0020 -  Gilbert/Friends of the Grand Ronde Valley

  • BCWF13 0021 -  Silvertooth Stewart

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