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Juniper Canyon II Wind Project Interconnection
Klickitat County, Washington

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) proposed to provide interconnection services to Iberdrola Renewables, Inc. (Iberdrola), for Iberdrola’s planned Juniper Canyon II Wind Project (Wind Project) in Klickitat County, Washington.  Iberdrola requested that BPA allow interconnection of its Wind Project to BPA’s Federal Columbia River Transmission System (FCRTS) at an undetermined location near the Wind Project.  To provide the interconnection, BPA would enter into a Large Generation Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) with Iberdrola and would build an approximately four-acre substation to accommodate necessary interconnection equipment.

The siting of Iberdrola’s Wind Project is under the authority of Klickitat County.  Accordingly, Iberdrola applied to Klickitat County for an Energy Overlay Zone (EOZ) permit authorizing construction and operation of the Wind Project, and Klickitat County issued this permit to Iberdrola on Oct. 13, 2010.  Through its permitting process, Klickitat County approved construction and operation of up to 67 wind turbines and related facility components (including substations, operations and maintenance buildings, meteorological towers, access roads, and aboveground and underground transmission lines) for the Wind Project. Iberdrola’s Wind Project will have a peak generating capacity of up to 101 megawatts, which is the amount of electricity that Iberdrola has requested to interconnect to the FCRTS. The EOZ permit allows Iberdrola to install 1.5-MW  turbines, although Iberdrola is now considering using 2.0-MW turbines which would reduce the required number of turbines to 50.
Iberdrola’s Wind Project will be located on private lands and one state-owned parcel about 2 miles southeast of the town of Bickleton.  Iberdrola will build, own, and operate the Wind Project. BPA does not plan to purchase any of the power produced by the Wind Project.

CURRENT STATUS:
BPA sent a letter to the public describing its limited actions related to Iberdrola’s Wind Project and collected comments on the proposed interconnection.  BPA is currently not engaged in the process of preparing environmental documentation for this review because no actions are being taken to proceed with the Wind Project at this time.  

CONTACT:
For environmental information, contact:
Kimberly St.Hilaire
Environmental Protection Specialist
Bonneville Power Administration - ECT-4
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, OR  97208-3621

For project information, contact:
Amy Freel
Project Manager
Bonneville Power Administration - TEP-TPP-1
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, OR  97208-3621



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800-622-4519
503-230-5361
krsthilaire@bpa.gov



800-622-4519
360-619-6154
amgardner@bpa.gov

DOCUMENTS:

SCOPING:
Revised Project Vicinity Map   (07/20/2011)

Scoping comments received 
Public Letter                        (07/20/2010)
Comment Form                   (07/20/2010)
Project Map                         (07/15/2010)