Juniper Canyon II Wind Project Interconnection
Klickitat County, Washington
BPA received a request from Iberdrola Renewables, Inc. (Iberdrola) to interconnect the proposed 101 MW Juniper Canyon II Wind Project to the Federal Columbia River Transmission System (FCRTS), which is owned and operated by BPA. Juniper Canyon II Wind Project is located in Klickitat County, Washington.
Iberdrola would independently build, own, and operate Juniper Canyon II and its associated facilities, including a transmission line to the proposed BPA interconnection point. The Klickitat County environmental review of Juniper Canyon II is ongoing and expected to be completed in the fall of 2010.
The proposed interconnection point to the FCRTS is immediately adjacent to an existing BPA transmission line corridor in Klickitat County, near the town of Roosevelt. To interconnect Juniper Canyon II, BPA would build a new BPA substation, the Wood Creek Substation, at the proposed point of interconnection. The proposed substation would occupy approximately 3 acres. BPA does not plan to purchase any power from Juniper Canyon II.
A public meeting was held on August 5, 2010, in Roosevelt, WA to present project information and receive public input. Environmental review of the proposal is ongoing and will continue into the fall of 2010. BPA is using comments to determine the scope of the environmental review. If BPA determines that the decision to interconnect the wind project is consistent with BPA's Business Plan Environmental Impact Statement (BP EIS), BPA will prepare a record of decision (ROD) tiered to the BP EIS and its associated ROD. The ROD will explain the decision on the interconnection and summarize the anticipated environmental impacts to natural and human resources. It is expected to be available in fall or winter 2010.
BPA requested public input and comments during the scoping process on the proposed project. The comment period began July 20, 2010 and ended August 20, 2010. All comments received on the project are posted in their entirety on the Juniper Canyon II Wind Project Interconnection comments page.
For further information on this project, please contact:
Kimberly St.Hilaire, Environmental Specialist, Bonneville Power Administration - KEC-4, P.O. Box 3621, Portland, OR 97208-3621; toll-free telephone 1-800-282-3713; direct telephone 503-230-5361; fax 503-230-5699;
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Freel, Project Manager, Bonneville Power Administration - TEP-TPP-1, P.O. Box 3621, Portland, OR 97208-3621, toll-free telephone 1-800-282-3713; direct telephone 360-619-6154; fax 360-619-6934; or e-mail email@example.com.
Revised Project Vicinity Map (1.1MB pdf) (07/20/11)
Public Letter (29Kb pdf) (07/20/10)
Comment Form (34Kb pdf) (07/20/10)
Project Vicinity Map (1.1MB pdf) (07/15/10)