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Capital Power plans 350-MW wind farm in Oregon

Source: Capital Power (www.capitalpower.com)

October 11 (Renewables Now) - A unit of Canadian power producer Capital Power Corp (TSE:CPX) has filed a notice of intent with Oregon regulators outlining its intent to apply for a site certificate to build a 350-MW wind park.

The notice of intent is for the Nolin Hills project, according to the document published on Oregon government’s website last week. Under Oregon laws, project developers have to secure a site certificate from Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council in order to build and operate a wind farm.

Capital Power, through its subsidiary Nolin Hills Wind LLC, has proposed to install the wind power facility on 44,900 acres (18,170 ha) of privately-owned land in Umatilla County and connect into the power grid through a new 230-kV transmission line. The exact number, size and layout of the planned turbines have not been determined yet, the developer said.

The Canadian group expects to submit the site certificate application by February 2018. A public comment period will be open until November 6.

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