Hardin Wind seeks waivers for 300-MW Ohio wind project

Hardin Wind LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of EverPower Wind Holdings Inc., filed an application June 26 with the Ohio Power Siting Board for waivers of certain board requirements related to its planned wind project.

Power plant developers routinely ask for waivers of certain requirements, like in this case on site grading and mapping requirements, and the board usually gives them. After that point, the developer files the formal site application.

Hardin Wind is proposing to construct a wind facility located in Hardin and Logan counties. The proposed Scioto Ridge Wind Farm project consists of up to 180 wind turbines capable of generating up to 300 MW in total, plus related equipment including collection lines, access roads and a substation.

Said the EverPower website about this project: “The Hardin Wind Farm is located in Hardin County, Ohio and involves the construction of a 300 MW wind farm. Located on farmland and leased from private landowners, less than 125-135 acres will be taken out of agriculture production. Construction is expected to begin in 2013 and the project is expected to be operational by the end of 2013.”

The other wind projects in the pre-application stage at the Ohio board are:

  • 6011 Greenwich Windpark LLC proposed to construct a wind farm located in Huron County that would generate up to 60 MW. The project is located across approximately 4,600 acres and will consist of an estimated 25 turbines, each with a nameplate capacity of 2.4 MW.
  • Republic Wind LLC intends to file an application to construct the Republic Wind Farm spread across approximately 15,000 acres of leased land in Seneca and Sandusky counties. The project will consist of approximately 83 turbines, each with a nameplate capacity of 2.4 MW producing about 200 MW. 
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