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HERMISTON — Locals can weigh in a public hearing Thursday, March 21, in Hermiston on the proposal to build a 300-megawatt wind farm in Umatilla and Morrow counties.

The Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council in November 2020 approved the site certificate for Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility East. Now Wheatridge East Wind LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, seeks to amend that certificate, including requests to increase the number of wind turbines from 66 to 107, which would boost the power generation from 200 megawatts to 300 megawatts, and to expand the site boundary from 4,582 acres to 78,985 acres.

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