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EIS-0183: Record of Decision

Electrical Interconnection of the Shepherds Flat Wind Energy Project

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to offer contract terms for interconnection of up to 846 megawatts (MW) of power to be generated by the proposed Shepherds Flat Wind Energy Project (Wind Project) into the Federal Columbia River Transmission System (FCRTS). Caithness Shepherds Flat, LLC (CSF) proposes to construct and operate the proposed Wind Project and has requested interconnection to the FCRTS. The Wind Project will be interconnected at BPA’s existing Slatt Substation in Gilliam County, Oregon. To provide the interconnection, BPA will expand BPA’s existing Slatt Substation to accommodate a 230-kilovolt (kV) yard and will provide transmission access for up to 846 MW from the Wind Project to BPA’s 500-kV transmission system.