PPM Energy, Inc. (PPM) has requested an interconnection of 200-MW to the Federal Columbia River Transmission grid. PPM would construct and own a collector substation adjacent to BPA's proposed Jones Canyon Switching Station and connect to that facility. The McNary-Santiam #2 230-kV line would be looped through the Jones Canyon Switching station. The existing McNary-Santiam #2 230-kV line would be upgraded in four locations, mostly through the installation of intermediate wood poles to increase ground clearance. One location is on the Warm Spring Indian Reservation. See map.
PPM has received a Gilliam County Conditional Use Permit to construct a wind project of up to 103.5 MW. BPA sought public comment on the interconnection of this facility. Comments were due by February 20, 2005. Transmission line upgrades have been evaluated in the field. Jones Canyon Substation was evaluated as part of the Arlington CEP Wind Project Interconnection. A Tiered Record of Decision was signed on March 11, 2005.
For further information on this project, please contact ECAdmin@bpa.gov or 503-230-4628.
Record of Decision (03/11/2005)
Letter to Public (02/08/2005)
Project Map (02/08/2005)