Stalled E. Oregon gas-fired power plant seeks more time

It’s not a great time to be a natural gas project in Oregon. With utility demand failing to materialize, developers of a permitted but unbuilt natural gas-fired power plant in Hermiston are asking for more time to begin construction. The Perennial Wind Chaser Station project, owned by Sumitomo Corp. subsidiary Perennial Power Holdings Inc., faced a Sept. 23 start-of-construction deadline under a state permit issued in 2015. But the company said in a filing last week that it “has been unable…

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Stalled E. Oregon gas-fired power plant seeks more time