Council to Discuss Helix Wind Farm
by Erin Mills
East Oregonian, July 21, 2009
THE DALLES - The Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council will meet to discuss and take action on several wind industry-related topics Friday, July 31 at 9:30 a.m. at The Dalles City Hall at 313 Court St.
The council will decide whether to allow a site certificate for the Helix Wind Power Facility, hear a petition by Portland General Electric to amend the carbon dioxide standard load for generating plants, and authorize a study of the current body of knowledge regarding the health affects of electromagnetic fields, among other action items.
During the "information" portion of the meeting, the council's agenda includes giving an overview of Bonneville Power Administration transmission upgrades, an update on Antelope Ridge Wind Farm and the Summit Ridge Wind Project, and a hearing on Shepherd's Flat Wind Farm's request to break the project up into three parts.
There will be opportunities for the public to comment during the meeting. However, if there is a lot of public participation, the council chair may choose to limit comments to a specific amount of time.
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