Ohio board sets May 28 for review of Champaign Wind project

The Ohio Power Siting Board has on the agenda for its May 28 meeting the May 2012 application from Champaign Wind LLC, a unit of EverPower Wind Holdings, for the up to 140-MW Buckeye II Wind Farm in Champaign County.

Champaign Wind filed an application to construct up to 56 turbines, of 1.6 MW to 2.5 MW in size, with a maximum generating capacity of 140 MW. The project area is located within about 13,500 acres of leased private land in Goshen, Rush, Salem, Union, Urbana, and Wayne townships.

The facility is expected to operate with an average annual capacity factor of 30%-35%, generating a total of 235,000 to 429,000 megawatt hours annually. It will deliver power to a single point of interconnection on the Urbana-Mechanicsburg-Darby 138 kV Transmission Line.

There have been no new filings in the docket for this case since February. The board in 2010 approved EverPower’s nearby, 125-MW Buckeye Wind Farm project, with that approval in 2012 surviving a challenge at the Ohio Supreme Court by local citizens.

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