- Published: 12 April 2006 12 April 2006
Portland General Electric (PGE) has announced it has executed an agreement with Orion Energy LLC to acquire the development rights for the 25,000-acre Biglow Canyon Wind Farm in Sherman County, Ore.
If the agreement is approved by the Oregon Public Utility Commission, Portland General Electric could develop between 350 and 450MW of wind energy capacity at the site. PGE proposes to construct the wind farm in three phases during a five-year timeframe. In its first phase, PGE would install enough wind turbines at the site to produce about 126MW of capacity. Depending on the availability of turbines and other factors such as regulatory approval, phase one could be completed as early as the end of 2007.