Installed capacity of 100-megawatts of renewable energy

Project overview

Elkhorn Valley Wind Farm spreads across the ridges of Pyles Canyon in Union County, Oregon. The site is primarily used for cattle ranching and was chosen for its plentiful, steady winds and access to high-voltage transmission lines. The nearest town is North Powder, Oregon, with a population of around 440 residents.

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Economic benefits

Elkhorn Valley Wind Farm yields significantly in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment. Elkhorn Valley Wind Farm is also compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners.

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$5.3+ million

Paid to local governments

Energy savings
$9+ million

Paid to landowners

$16.6+ million

Spent locally

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Job creation

101 construction jobs and 16 permanent jobs created

Renewable energy technology

Wind Turbine Hill

Energy security

Elkhorn Valley helps strengthen energy security for the state of Oregon and the United States, helping diversify domestic supply.
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Elkhorn Valley consists of 61 Vestas V82 1.65 MW wind turbines.
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Wind energy in the U.S.

Wind is the largest source of renewable electricity generation in the United States, providing 10.1% of the country’s electricity.
Environmental benefits
178 million gallons of water saved each year

Elkhorn Valley saves more than 178 million gallons of water each year and prevents the air pollution that causes smog, acid rain, and climate change.



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Contact us

Elkhorn Valley Wind Farm
Operations & Maintenance Office

53777 State Highway 237
Union, OR 97883