Oregon State Plant Construction (7-OR-a)
State Plant Construction Process
7-OR-a.1 to 7-OR-a.2 - Does the Power Plant Have an Average Electric Generating Capacity of 35 MW or Greater
The state siting board has jurisdiction over geothermal electric power generating plants with an average electric generating capacity of 35 MW or greater in a single energy facility or within a single energy generation area as defined in Oregon Revised Statute 469-300(12). For purposes of calculating the "average electric generating capacity" a geothermal electric generating power plant should divide the peak generating capacity of the facility by 1.11 under ORS 469-300(4)(b).Otherwise, the siting process is regulated by the local land use planning authority.
7-OR-a.3 to 7-OR-a.5 - Does the Power Plant Have an Average Electric Generating Capacity of Less Than 100 MW
If the average electric generating capacity of the power plant is 100 megawatts or greater, the developer must initiate the standard state power plant commissioning process.
If the average electric generating capacity of the power plant is less than 100 megawatts the power plant may be eligible for the expedited state power plant commissioning process.
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