BEFORE THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
ENERGY FACILITY SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL
In the Matter of
Application No. 2003-01
SAGEBRUSH POWER PARTNERS, L.L.C.
KITTITAS VALLEY WIND
NOTICE OF LAND USE HEARING
MAY 1, 2003,
Kittitas Valley Wind Power Project , Application No. 2003-01 – On January 13, 2003, Sagebrush
Power Partners L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of Zilkha Renewable Energy, submitted an
Application for Site Certification to the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council
(EFSEC) to construct and operate the Kittitas Valley Wind Power Project (Project), a 182-megawatt
generation facility consisting of 121 wind generation turbines. Related Project facilities include: access
roads; foundations; underground and overhead electrical lines, substations and interconnection facilities
to allow transmission through existing Puget Sound Energy or Bonneville Power Administration
transmission lines; an operations and maintenance center; and associated supporting infrastructure and
facilities. The proposed Project will be located within Kittitas County, on the ridges on either side of
state Highway 97, 12 miles northwest of the city of Ellensburg.
EFSEC has taken lead agency status under WAC 173-11-938 of the State Environmental Policy Act
(SEPA) rules for the environmental review of this wind generation facility. EFSEC will be preparing an
environmental impact statement (EIS) for this project. A public informational meeting was held in
Ellensburg, Washington, on March 12, 2003.
More specific information about the project is available from EFSEC’s office or from reviewing the
application at public libraries in Cle Elum and Ellensburg in Kittitas County, Washington. Information
regarding the project is also on EFSEC’s Internet site at: http://www.efsec.wa.gov.
Notice of Land Use Hearing: May 1, 2003 – At 6:00 p.m., May 1, 2003, the Council will convene
a formal Land Use Hearing, pursuant to the requirements of Chapt