Oregon Statutes - Chapter 469 - Energy; Conservation Programs; Energy Facilities - Section 469.407 - Amendment of application to increase capacity of facility.

(1) A recipient may by amendment of its application for a site certificate or by amendment of its site certificate increase the capacity of the facility if the Energy Facility Siting Council finds that:

(a) The facility will satisfy the conditions of the 500-megawatt exemption, unless modified by the council;

(b) The enlarged facility does not exceed 500 megawatts and meets the applicable carbon dioxide standard provided for in ORS 469.503 (2) for any increase in capacity beyond the capacity of the 500-megawatt exemption; and

(c) The enlarged facility meets all other applicable council standards.

(2) A recipient is deemed to meet any applicable need standard and carbon dioxide emissions standard for the nominal generating capacity of the 500-megawatt exemption provided that the recipient satisfies the conditions of the 500-megawatt exemption, unless the council modifies the conditions.

(3) As used in this section:

(a) “Recipient” means any base load gas plant, as defined in ORS 469.503, determined by the council to have the lowest net monetized air emissions among the applicants participating in a contested case proceeding.

(b) “500-megawatt exemption” means the council order in which a recipient was determined to have the lowest net monetized air emissions. [1997 c.428 §8]

Note: 469.407 and 469.409 were added to and made a part of 469.300 to 469.563 by legislative action but were not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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