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November 23, 2021

Biglow Canyon, US

By Carmen

Biglow Canyon is a 449.7MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Oregon, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in December 2007.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 449.7 449.7 Active Oregon, the US Orion Energy Group; Portland General Electric

Description

The project was developed by Orion Energy Group and Portland General Electric. The project is currently owned by Portland General Electric with a stake of 100%.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 125,000 households. The project cost is $1,000m.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in December 2007.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Portland General Electric under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Biglow Canyon (Biglow Canyon 1) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V82-1.65 MW turbines. The phase consists of 76 turbines with 1.65MW nameplate capacity.

Biglow Canyon (Biglow Canyon 2) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-2.3-93 turbines. The phase consists of 65 turbines with 2.3MW nameplate capacity.

Biglow Canyon (Biglow Canyon 3) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-2.3-93 turbines. The phase consists of 76 turbines with 2.3MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power project for a period of 5 years.

About Orion Energy Group

Orion Energy Group LLC (OEG) is a renewable energy company that constructs, develops, operates, and finances wind power projects. The company’s services include renewable energy resource assessment, site identification, energy output projections, environmental assessment, negotiating turnkey construction service contracts, and site design and site layout optimization services. It also provides construction management, project financing, operations and maintenance and asset management services. OEG’s site selection services comprise proximity to transmission lines, state, local, and federal permitting requirements, specific terrain of the property, and environmental aspects of the site. The company also serves as operator and asset manager for projects across the world. It has its operations in the US and the UK. OEG is headquartered in Oakland, California, the US.

About Portland General Electric

Portland General Electric Co (PGE) is a vertically integrated electric utility that generates, transmits, distributes, and retails electricity. The company generates electricity from wholly and jointly owned wind, natural gas, coal and hydroelectric plants. PGE also participates in the wholesale market through the purchase and sale of electricity and natural gas. It procures power in the wholesale market through short-term and long-term power purchase contracts. PGE owns transmission lines and major transmission rights to the Pacific Northwest Intertie, the West Coast electrical superhighway. It serves residential, commercial and industrial customers across Oregon. PGE is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the US.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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