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Carty Generating Station

​ Facility: The site certificate holder will construct and operate a natural gas-fueled combined-cycle electric generating plant. The facility, to be constructed in two phases, will consist of two generator blocks with a combined nominal generating capacity of about 900 megawatts.

Status (Operating): Block 1 went into operation in July 2016; construction of Block 2 has not begun. The certificate holder submitted a request to amend the site certificate in August 2016, and requests approval of the following modifications: extend the construction start deadline for Unit 2 by two years; increase the area within the site boundary from 2,400 to 2,918 acres; construct and operate a 330-megawatt (MW) natural gas, simple-cycle combustion turbine generator (Unit 3) and associated plant additions; construct and operate a 50-MW photovoltaic solar unit; and increase the nominal capacity of Unit 2 from 450 to 530 MW and total nominal capacity of the facility from 900 to 1,360 MW. Proposed related and supporting facilities include a 500-kilovolt substation; interconnecting transmission lines and associated lattice steel structures; and, depending on final design, could include additional water pipelines, utility power lines, control and communication systems, and other support systems

On September 22, 2016, the certificate holder, PGE, formally requested a temporary suspension of processing the site certificate amendment request. The comment period has been temporarily suspended. Following a request from PGE to commence processing of the amendment request, ODOE will issue public notice re-opening the comment period with a new comment deadline.


Location: Morrow and Gilliam counties (map)

Site Certificate Holder: Portland General Electric

Contact Information 

Site Certificate Holder
Arya Behbehani
Sarah Esterson
121 SW Salmon St, 3WTCBR05
625 Marion St. NE
Portland, OR 97204
Salem, OR 97301-3737
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Project Status (Table details will be updated as project progresses)
Amendment 1
Request for Amendment 1: An amendment may be requested to extend the deadline for beginning or completing construction. An amendment must also be requested to design, construct or operate a facility in a manner different from the description in the site certificate if the proposed change 1) could result in a not previously addressed significant adverse impact to a resource protected by Council standards, 2) could impair the certificate holder’s ability to comply with site certificate conditions, or 3) could require a new condition or change to a condition in the site certificate.

Exhibit A, Applicant Information 
Exhibit B, Project Description
Exhibit C, Property Location and Maps
Exhibit D, Organizational Information
Exhibit E​, Permits Required
Exhibit F, Property Ownership 
Exhibit G, Materials Analysis
Exhibit H, Geology and Soil Stability 
Exhibit I, Soils
Exhibit J, Wetlands (text file)
Exhibit K, Land Use
Exhibit L, Protected Areas
Exhibit M, Financial Analysis
Exhibit N​, Non-generating Facility Information (not applicable)
Exhibit O, Water Requirements
Exhibit P, Fish Wildlife Habitat 
Exhibit Q, Threatened and Endangered Plants and Animals
Exhibit R, Scenic Aesthetic Values 
Exhibit S, Cultural Resources (text file)
Exhibit T, Recreational Facilities 
Exhibit U, Public Services
Exhibit V​, Waste Minimization 
Exhibit W, Site Restoration
Exhibit X, Noise 
Exhibit Y, Carbon Dioxide Emissions 
Exhibit Z, Cooling Towers  
Exhibit AA, EMFs – Electric and Magnetic Fields
Exhibit BB, Other Information
Exhibit CC, Additional Statutes Rules Ordinances
Exhibit DD​, Other Specific Standards ​(not applicable)​

Sept. 1, 2016
Public Notice of Temporary Suspension of Comment Period
Sept. 1, 2016
Sept. 27, 2016
Deadline to submit public comments on the request for amendment 1 ​Oct. 17, 2016 TBD
Request for Additional Information: The Request for Additional Information contains request from the department to the certificate holder to provide additional information that is required in order for the department to make findings on the Request for Amendment..

Proposed Order: The proposed order includes findings of fact, recommended conclusions regarding compliance with council standards and recommended site certificate changes for construction, operation and retirement of the facility required due to the amendment requested.

Public notice
Deadline to submit public comments on the proposed order

Contested Case: A contested case is not automatic. Any person may request that the council hold a contested case proceeding on the proposed order. Under OAR 345-027-0070(6), a contested case request must be in writing and include (1) a description of the issue(s) the person is contesting; (2) a statement of the facts the person believes to be at issue; and (3) the person’s mailing and e-mail addresses. Issues identified must be within the council’s jurisdiction and relate to an applicable siting standard. Under 345-027-0070(7), the council will approve a request for a contested case only if the request raises a significant issue of fact or law within the council’s jurisdiction that may affect its determination that the facility, with the change proposed by the amendment, meets an applicable standard.

Contested case hearing
Hearing officer recommended contested case order

Final Order and Site Certificate: Following the comment period for the proposed order and any contested case proceeding, the council decides whether to issue an amended site certificate. The council grants an amended site certificate if at least four members of the council agree that the amendment meets all council standards. The council issues its decision to amend the site certificate in a final order on the amendment. No public comment is taken on this project at the council meeting.

Council meeting
Public notice
Final order on amendment 1
Amended site certificate


Project Status (Table details will be updated as project progresses)
Notice of Intent: The notice of intent provides information about the proposed energy facility and its potential impacts. The NOI enables the department and other government agencies to identify issues and determine staffing needs for the review process. It provides the first opportunity for public participation in the process.

Aug. 26, 2009

Project Order: The project order is issued by ODOE and identifies applicable statutes, rules, local ordinances and other regulations. It also describes any additional information needed for the application. The project order defines the analysis areas over which the applicant must assess the facility’s potential impacts.

Nov. 3, 2009

Complete Application: An application for a site certificate includes a detailed description of the proposed facility and the anticipated impacts on the site and surrounding area. The applicant must address the council’s application requirements and demonstrate how the proposed facility complies with the council’s standards. An application is preliminary until ODOE finds it complete. A complete application is required for the council to make findings and impose conditions on all applicable council standards.  ODOE may request additional information as needed during its review of the complete application. 

Preliminary application received
Jan. 5, 2010
Complete application
Exhibits: A - F | G -N | O - V | W - DD
May 10, 2011

Draft Proposed Order and Public Hearing: The draft proposed order includes proposed findings of fact, recommended conclusions on compliance with council standards and recommended site certificate conditions for construction, operation and retirement of the facility. The DPO public hearing is usually held by EFSC and facilitated by an independent hearing officer.

March 13, 2012

Proposed Order: After the public hearing, the council reviews the draft proposed order in a public meeting. No public comments on the project are taken at this time. Based on the comments of the council, public comment on the record of the public hearing and consultation with other governmental agencies, the department then issues a proposed order.

June 1, 2012

Final Order and Site Certificate: Following the contested case proceeding, the council decides whether to grant a site certificate. The council grants a site certificate if at least four members of the council agree that the application meets all council standards. The council issues its decision to grant a site certificate in a final order. No public comment is taken on this project at the council meeting.

June 29, 2012
July 2, 2012



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