Willow Creek Energy LLC submitted an interconnection request to Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for up to 150 megawatts (MW) of power generated from the proposed Willow Creek Winds Project located in Gilliam and Morrow Counties, Oregon. BPA's proposes to interconnect up to 72 MW from the wind project to BPA's Tower-Alkali 115-kilovolt transmission line in Gilliam County. Willow Creek Energy is currently proposing a 72 MW project that would begin operating in 2009, with no firm expansion plans at this time.
The proposed interconnection site is within a BPA right-of-way with four transmission lines. It consists of open, sparsely vegetated land that is privately owned. In order to interconnect the wind project, BPA would need to build several switches within the existing right-of-way. Additional work would be needed at the BPA Boardman Substation, within the substation fence.
Douglas F. Corkran
Environmental Protection Specialist
Bonneville Power Administration - ECT-4
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, Oregon 97208-3621
Direct line: 503-230-7646
RECORD of DECISION:
Public Letter (06/18/2008)
Public Letter (10/03/2005)
Comment Form (09/20/2005)
Public Meeting Handout (10/18/2005)
Revised Map with Project Detail (10/20/2005)
Revised Public Map (10/14/2005)
Project Vicinity Map (09/20/2005)