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Sumas Energy 2 Generation Facility

The Sumas Energy 2 Generation Facility was originally proposed in 1999, with revised applications submitted in 2000 and 2001. The project was approved by the governor of Washington State in August 2004. However, the permit to construct the proposed S2GF transmission line from the U.S./Canadian border to an Abbotsford, B.C. substation was denied by the Canadian National Energy Board in 2004, with denial upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada in early 2006. In March 2006, SE2. Inc requested that the Council terminate the SE2 Site Certification Agreement (SCA). The Council terminated the SCA in April 2006.

Termination of Site Certification Agreement:

2002 Approval and Site Certification Agreement:

General Information:

Council Orders on Application Review:

  • No. 743: Prehearing Order Granting, Granting on Condition, and Denying Petitions for Intervention, Adopting Hearing Guidelines
  • No. 744:Order on Stipulations, Prehearing Order No. 2
  • No. 746: Prehearing Order No.3 - Order on Revised schedule: Notice of Prehearing Conferences (June 12, 2000 and July 17, 2000); Notice of Commencement of Hearings (July 24, 2000); Notice of Hearing to Receive Evidence from members of the Public (July 25 and 27, 2000); Order on Prefiled Rebuttal Evidence
  • No. 747: Appendix A: Prehearing Order No. 4 - Order Describing Hearing Schedule and Format, the Marking of Exhibits, and Notice of Prehearing Conference (July 17, 2000)
  • No. 748: Appendix A; Appendix B; Prehearing Order No. 5 - Order on Hearing Guidelines, Format, and Procedure
  • No. 749: Prehearing Order No. 6 - Order on Stipulations
  • No. 754: Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order Recommending Denial of Site Certification and Order Denying Motion to Reopen Record
  • No. 755: Posthearing Order No. 3: Order on SE2's Motion to Stay Council Order No. 754
  • Council Order No. 756: Posthearing Order No. 4, Order On Abbotsford And Abbotsford Chamber Of Commerce's Motion For Additional Time To Respond To NESCO's Motion For Reconsideration (PDF Version - 2 pages)
  • No. 757: Order on Applicant's Motion for Reconsideration
  • No. 758: Order on Whatcom County's Motion for Reconsideration of Council Order No. 757
  • No. 759: Prehearing Order No.1 In consideration of Second Revised Application
  • No. 760: Prehearing Order No.2 In consideration of Second Revised Application
  • No. 761: Prehearing Order No.3 In consideration of Second Revised Application
  • No. 763: Prehearing Order No.4 In consideration of Second Revised Application
  • No. 768: Recommending Approval; Draft Site Certification Agreement PDF; Final Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit: PDF
  • No. 770: on Motions for Reconsideration

Project Summary:

The Sumas 2 Generation Facility (S2GF) was proposed by Sumas Energy 2, Inc., as a nominal 660 MW natural gas-fired electrical generation facility. The 37 acre project site was to be located in the City of Sumas, Washington.

Water for the cooling of S2GF exhaust gases was to be supplied by the City of Sumas. Wastewater discharge from the project would be collected by the City of Sumas. The project included an associated new natural gas pipeline that would be constructed immediately adjacent to an existing gas pipeline that serves the existing Sumas Cogeneration Company LP No. 1 Generation Facility. The proponent, Sumas Energy 2, Inc. (SE2) also proposed construction of a new 230 kV electrical transmission line from the site to the U.S./Canadian border, approximately 1/4 mile north of the site, and north to an existing substation in Abbotsford, B.C.

For information or questions concerning this project please contact:

Stephen Posner, EFSEC Manager
Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council
1300 S Evergreen Park Dr SW
PO Box 47250
Olympia, WA 98504-7250
(360) 664-1903

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