Established in 1927, Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center is the Oregon National Guards premier war-fighter training center, regional emergency response center and force projection platform for Oregon Soldiers and Airmen, while serving as a world-class center of excellence for installation management, customer service, and community partnering.
The Oregon Military Department (OMD) is exploring the renewable resources available. This is in response to Executive orders and the Army Net Zero Energy initiative to provide renewable energy capability and security. The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) identified wind at Camp Rilea as the top renewable resource in the State for OMD properties. The first step in further analyzing the wind resource is to measure the wind at different heights. The 60 meter meteorological tower has been installed to measure the wind for a minimum of 12 months and no more than 24 months. The tower will be removed once the wind data has been obtained. NREL will be analyzing the data and will provide a report once completed. The met tower was permitted with Clatsop County as a temporary structure and is within FAA guidelines and limitations.