List of power stations in Oregon

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Electricity generation sources in Oregon[1]

The following page lists all power stations in the U.S. state of Oregon.

Fossil fuel[edit]

Name Location Type Capacity (MW) Operator Year opened
Beaver[2] Clatskanie Natural gas/oil 529 Portland General Electric 1974
Hermiston[3] Hermiston Natural gas 474 PacifiCorp (50%) 1996
Klamath Cogeneration[4] Klamath Falls Natural gas 606 Iberdrola Renovables 2001
Port Westward[2] Clatskanie Natural gas 413 Portland General Electric 2007
Port Westward 2[2] Clatskanie Natural gas 225 Portland General Electric 2015
Boardman[2] Boardman Coal 550 Portland General Electric 1980
Coyote Springs[2] Boardman Natural gas/oil 233 Portland General Electric 1995

Hydroelectric[edit]

Name Location Type Capacity (MW) Operator Year opened
John Day Dam Columbia River (also WA) Hydro 2,160 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1971
The Dalles Dam Columbia River (also WA) Hydro 2,100 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1957
Bonneville Dam Columbia River (also WA) Hydro 1,218 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1937
McNary Dam Columbia River (also WA) Hydro 980 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1954
Brownlee Dam Snake River Hydro 585 Idaho Power Company 1958
Hells Canyon Dam Snake River Hydro 391 Idaho Power Company 1967
Round Butte Dam[2] Deschutes River Hydro 225 Portland General Electric 1964
North Umpqua River System[3] Umpqua River Hydro 200 PacifiCorp 1950 to 1956
Oxbow power station Snake River (also ID) Hydro 190 Idaho Power Company 1961
Link River Dam Link River Hydro 151 PacifiCorp 1921
Lookout Point Dam Middle Fork Willamette River Hydro 120 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1953
Detroit Dam North Santiam River Hydro 100 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1953
Green Peter Dam Middle Santiam River Hydro 80 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1967
Pelton Dam[2] Deschutes River Hydro 73 Portland General Electric 1958
North Fork[2] Clackamas River Hydro 58 Portland General Electric 1958
Prospect Hydroelectric System[3] Rogue River Hydro 52 PacifiCorp 1912 to 1957
Lost Creek Dam Rogue River Hydro 49 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1977
Faraday[2] Clackamas River Hydro 46 Portland General Electric 1907
T. W. Sullivan[2] Willamette River Hydro 46 Portland General Electric 1895
Oak Grove Hydroelectric Project[2] Clackamas River Hydro 44 Portland General Electric 1924
Hills Creek Dam Middle Fork Willamette River Hydro 30 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1961
Cougar Dam McKenzie River Hydro 25 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1964
River Mill [2] Clackamas River Hydro 25 Portland General Electric 1911
Foster Dam South Santiam River Hydro 20 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1968
Big Cliff Dam North Santiam River Hydro 18 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1953
Dexter Dam Willamette River Hydro 15 United States Army Corps of Engineers 1954
Owyhee Dam Owyhee River Hydro 5 Owyhee Irrigation District 1980s

Wind farms[edit]

Station Location Capacity (MW) Status Notes
Klondike Wind Farm Sherman County 399 Operational [5]
Biglow Canyon Wind Farm Sherman County 450 Operational [5]
Vansycle Wind Project Umatilla County 124 Operational [5]
Stateline Wind Project Umatilla County 123 Operational [5]
Rattlesnake Road Wind Farm Gilliam County 103 Operational [5]
Hay Canyon Wind Farm Sherman County 101 Operational [5]
Elkhorn Valley Wind Farm Union County 101 Operational [5]
Leaning Juniper Wind Project Gilliam County 302.3 Operational
Pebble Springs Wind Farm Gilliam County 99 Operational [5]
Wheatfield Wind Farm Gilliam County 97 Operational [5]
Willow Creek Wind Farm Gilliam and Morrow Counties 72 Operational [5]
Echo Wind Farm Umatilla County 65 Operational [5]
Condon Wind Project Gilliam County 50 Operational [5]
Combine Hills Wind Farm Umatilla County 104 Operational [5]
Threemile Canyon Wind Farm Morrow County 10 Operational [5]
Shepherds Flat Wind Farm Gilliam and Morrow Counties 845 Operational [6]
PáTu Wind Farm Sherman 9 Operational [7]
Star Point Sherman 98.7 Operational [7]
Montague Wind Power Facility Gilliam County 404 Proposed [7]
Golden Hills Wind Farm Sherman County 400 Proposed [7]
Summit Ridge Wind Wasco County 200 Proposed [7]
Baseline Wind Energy Facility Gilliam County 500 Proposed [7]
Saddle Butte Wind - Four Mile Wind Gilliam County and Morrow Counties 399 Proposed [7]
2Morrow Energy Gilliam County and Morrow Counties 900 Proposed [7]
Orem Family Wind Morrow County 10 Proposed [7]
Mariah Wind Morrow County 10 Proposed [7]
Wheatridge Wind Morrow County and Umatilla County 500 Proposed [7]
West Butte Wind Crook County 104 Proposed [7]
Riddle Mountain Harney County 104 Proposed [7]
Echanis Wind Project Harney County 100 Proposed [7]
Lime Wind Baker County 3 Proposed [7]
Willow Spring Wind Farm Baker County 10 Proposed [7]
Stateline Expansion Umatilla County 203 Proposed [7]
Chopin Wind Umatilla County 10 Proposed [7]
Lincton Mountain Wind Umatilla County 199.5 Proposed [7]

Biomass[edit]

List of current biomass power stations as of 2011-10-01.[8]

Name Location Capacity (MW) Operator Status Year opened
Roseburg Project Dillard, Oregon 40 Roseburg Forest Products Operating
Biomass One White City, Oregon 30 Biomass One LP Operating
Seneca Sustainable Energy Eugene, Oregon 18.8 Seneca Sawmill Operating 2011
Prairie City Prairie City, Oregon 10 D.R. Johnson Operating
Evergreen Biopower LLC Lyons, Oregon 10 Freres Lumber Co. Operating
Riddle Riddle, Oregon 7.5 D.R. Johnson Operating
Winchester One Winchester, Oregon 6.5 Douglas County Lumber Co. Operating
Madras One Madras, Oregon 5 Warm Springs Tribe Operating
Rough and Ready Cave Junction, Oregon 1.5 Rough & Ready Lumber Co. Operating

Geothermal[edit]

Name Location Type Capacity (MW) Operator Year opened
Neal Hot Springs[9] Malheur County, Oregon Geothermal 30.1 U.S. Geothermal 2012
OIT Geo-Heat Center[10] Klamath Falls, Oregon Geothermal 1.5 Oregon Institute of Technology 2014

Solar[edit]

List of current utility-scale solar power plants as of May 2016.[11]

Name Location Type Capacity (MW) Operator Year opened
Old Mill Solar Klamath County, Oregon Solar PV 6.8 NextEra Energy Resources 2016[12]
Outback Solar Lake County, Oregon Solar PV 5 Constellation Energy 2012
Steel Bridge Solar Polk County, Oregon Solar PV 2.3 OneEnergy 2015
Black Cap Solar Project Lake County, Oregon Solar PV 2 Obsidian Finance Group 2012
Bellevue Solar Yamhill County, Oregon Solar PV 2 EDF Renewables 2011
OIT Solar Array[10] Klamath Falls, Oregon Solar PV 2 Oregon Institute of Technology 2014
Baldock Solar Highway Clackamas County, Oregon Solar PV 1.7 Portland General Electric 2012
Oregon State University Rabbit Benton County, Oregon Solar PV 1.2 SolarCity 2014
Yamhill Solar Yamhill County, Oregon Solar PV 1 EDF Renewables 2011

Former facilities[edit]

Station Location Type Capacity (MW) Status Year opened Year closed
Trojan Nuclear Power Plant Rainier, Oregon Nuclear 1,130 Decommissioned 1976 1992
Bull Run Hydroelectric Project Sandy River Hydro 22 Decommissioned 1908 2008

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly, February
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Form 10-K Annual Report. Portland General Electric, February 25, 2009. Retrieved on April 10, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "2008 Annual Report" (PDF). PacificCorp. February 27, 2009. pp. 12, 113. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  4. ^ "Klamath Cogeneration". Iberdrola Renewables, Inc. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Staff (July 2010). "U.S. Wind Energy Projects - Oregon". American Wind Energy Association. Archived from the original on 2010-08-07. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  6. ^ http://portland.bizjournals.com/portland/stories/2009/12/07/daily36.html Retrieved 2010-01-16
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Renewable Northwest Projects
  8. ^ "U.S. Biomass Facilities Map" (PDF). Biomass Power Association. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  9. ^ "NEAL HOT SPRINGS Power Plant Details". Geothermal Energy Association. 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-24. 
  10. ^ a b "Oregon Institute of Technology Recognized for Increasing its Use of Geothermal and Solar Energy". Energy.gov. U.S. Department of Energy. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Major Solar Projects in the United States: Operating, Under Construction, or Under Development" (PDF). Solar Energy Industries Association. 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2016-05-28. 
  12. ^ "NextEra Energy completes 6.8 MW solar plant in Oregon". Photon Consulting. 2016-05-10. Retrieved 2016-05-28.