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Wild Horse Wind Power Project

Application Review Summary

On March 9, 2004, Zilkha Renewable Energy, LLC, through Wind Ridge Power Partners, LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary, submitted an Application for Site Certification to the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council for the proposed Wild Horse Wind Power Project.

The Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council voted to approve the Wild Horse Wind Power Project on May 25, 2005 and sent its approval recommendation to the Governor on June 8, 2005.

On July 26, 2005, Governor Gregoire approved the Wild Horse Wind Power Project. Construction is planned to begin during the Fall of 2005.

General Information:

SEPA Documents:

Adjudicative Proceeding:

Please see the adjudication page for all related documents.

July 26, 2005: Governor Gregoire approves Wild Horse Project

To obtain a copy of the Application for Site Certification, please contact the EFSEC office.

For information or questions concerning this Application Please contact:

Stephen Posner, Siting Specialist
Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council
1300 S. Evergreen Park Drive S.W.
PO Box 47250
Olympia, WA 98504-7250
(360) 664-1345

To be added to the Wild Horse Wind Power Project mailing list, please e-mail your complete name and postal or e-mail address to

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 42.17). Information included in the comment such as the commentor'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.

Review Schedule:

July 26, 2005: Governor Gregoire approves Wild Horse Project.
Notice of Decision, Final Wild Horse SCA

May 25, 2005: EFSEC Recommends Approval of Wild Horse Project to Governor - Press release (pdf) - Recommendation (51 pages) - Draft Certification Agreement (46 pages)

Wild Horse Special meeting to vote on Recommendation to Governor: May 25, 2005

May 16, 2005: Final EIS Issued

May 16, 2005: Special Council Meeting to adopt Final EIS - Agenda (pdf)

Final Briefs

Hearing and Witness Schedule; Opening Statements; Settlements

Notice of Beginning of Adjudicative Hearing (March 7, 2005) and Public Testimony Session (March 8, 2005)

1/05/05: Order setting hearing schedule

12/7/04 Order granting intervention

8/4/04: Draft Environmental Impact Statement issued for Public Comment

8/4/04: Notice of Adjudicative Proceeding and Opportunity to File Petitions for Intervention (PDF - 6 pages)

6/8/04: Council Order 791 on Consistency With Local And Regional Land Use Plans Or Zoning Ordinances (4 pages)

4/22/04:Public Informational Meeting, Land-Use Hearing, and SEPA Scoping Meeting

3/9/04: Application for Site Certification Submitted to EFSEC

11/18/03: Potential Site Study Report Released

7/2/03: Receipt of Request for Potential Site Study


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