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Horse Heaven Wind Project

To view the application visit the Horse Heaven Application webpage

To view SEPA documents (like the EIS) visit the Horse Heaven SEPA page

Project background:

On February 8, 2021 EFSEC received an Application for a Site Certification (ASC) from Horse Heaven Wind Farm, LLC proposing the construction and operation of the Horse Heaven Wind Farm project. The ASC proposes the construction of a renewable energy generation facility that would have a nameplate energy generating capacity of up to 1,150 megawatts (MWs) for a combination of wind and solar facilities as well as battery energy storage systems (BESS). The proposed project is located in Benton County, Washington. According to the ASC, if approved, the Applicant is anticipating commercial operation of the first Phase to be built by the end of calendar year (CY) 2023.

The Applicant is seeking permitting authorization for up to 244 turbine locations and two solar arrays with their capacity dependent on the approved location, technology, and power market interest.

The Facility will utilize wind turbines and solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to convert energy from the wind and sun into electric power which is then delivered to the electric power grid. Two battery energy storage systems are proposed that would have a storage capacity of up to 300 MWac (megawatt capacity) using lithium-ion batteries.

Comments Received

Comments received for the Horse Heaven Wind Project are categorized below and updated as soon as can become available.

Comments outside of a comment period can be sent to the EFSEC comment mailbox at any time:

Important Note: Public comments submitted to the Council via the internet or in writing become public records under the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). Information included in the comment such as the commenter's e-mail and mailing address becomes a public record once it is provided to EFSEC and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law. For additional information please see our Privacy Notice.

Draft EIS comments can be found on the Horse Heaven SEPA page

Comments filed under the general comment category are comments EFSEC has recieved outside of a specific comment period time frame. The Council consideres all comments received regardless of wheter it is received during a comment period.

Scoping comments can be found on the SEPA webpage

Pre-application comments

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