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Lund Hill Wind Project Interconnection
Klickitat County, Washington

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) proposed to provide interconnection services to Iberdrola Renewables, Inc. (Iberdrola), for Iberdrola’s planned Lund Hill Wind Energy Project (Wind Project) in Klickitat County, Washington.  Iberdrola has requested that BPA allow interconnection of its Wind Project to BPA’s Federal Columbia River Transmission System (FCRTS) at an undetermined location near the Wind Project.

To provide the interconnection, BPA would enter into a Large Generation Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) with Iberdrola and would build an approximately four-acre substation to accommodate necessary interconnection equipment. 
The siting of Iberdrola’s Wind Project is under the authority of Klickitat County.  Accordingly, Iberdrola applied to Klickitat County for an Energy Overlay Zone (EOZ) permit authorizing construction and operation of the Wind Project, and Klickitat County issued this permit to Iberdrola on February 29, 2012.  Through its permitting process, Klickitat County approved construction and operation of up to 30 wind turbines and related facility components (including substations, operations and maintenance buildings, meteorological towers, access roads, and aboveground and underground transmission lines) for the Wind Project. Iberdrola’s Wind Project will have a peak generating capacity of up to 60 megawatts, which is the amount of electricity that Iberdrola has requested to interconnect to the FCRTS. The Energy Overlay Zone permit allows Iberdrola to select turbine sizes within the range of 1.5 to 3.0 MW.
Iberdrola’s Wind Project will be located on private lands and one state-owned parcel about 6.5 miles southwest of the town of Bickleton. Iberdrola will build, own, and operate the Wind Project. BPA does not plan to purchase any of the power produced by the Wind Project.

BPA sent a letter to the public describing its limited actions related to Iberdrola’s Wind Project and collected comments on the proposed interconnection.  BPA is currently not engaged in the process of preparing environmental documentation for this review because no actions are being taken to proceed with the Wind Project at this time.  

For environmental information, contact:
Kimberly St.Hilaire
Environmental Protection Specialist
Bonneville Power Administration - ECT-4
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, OR  97208-3621

For project information, contact:
Amy Freel
Project Manager
Bonneville Power Administration - TEP-TPP-1
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, OR 97208-3621

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Scoping comments received  
Public Letter                              (08/03/2011)
Comment Form                         (08/03/2011)
Project Vicinity Map                     (07/15/2011)