Nearly 125 years ago, the Station B Power Plant began generating power at the Willamette Falls, the home of the first long-distance transmission of electricity in the United States.
Station B was later renamed after T.W. Sullivan, the engineer who built the plant. It is now the oldest operating PGE generating facility and the third-oldest hydropower plant in the country. Every year, Sullivan generates enough energy to power roughly 11,000 Oregon homes.
In 2017, the City of West Linn began creating a master plan for the future of the Willamette River waterfront area from the Arch Bridge to the Blue Heron Pond. The plan’s vision will be based on years of planning and analysis by the city and on the community’s aspirations for the site.
PGE’s power plant and surrounding property are situated in the middle of this waterfront. We are working closely with the city to explore future possibilities for our property, as we continue generating low-impact, carbon-free electricity for customers.
Our guiding values for the project:
- The T.W. Sullivan plant will continue to operate and provide clean electricity.
- The Willamette Falls Locks will be open and operational.
- Transportation access and improvements will be consistent with ODOT and city plans.
- Historical and cultural aspects of the site will be included in any plans for redevelopment.
Thanks to all who participated in our May 30 open house at Willamette Primary School. We’ll offer the same format in June.
June 20, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
West Linn Adult Community Center
1180 Rosemont Rd.
West Linn, OR 97068
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You can also participate here until 11 pm on June 23..
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