Hardin Wind seeks Ohio approvals for 300-MW project

A Sept. 11 local public meeting is planned by Hardin Wind LLC related to its plans to build a 345-kV transmission line and switchyard in Hardin County, Ohio, for its 300-MW Scioto Ridge Wind Farm project.

An application for a site permit at the Ohio Power Siting Board for the wind project itself is already pending. Hardin Wind on Aug. 27 filed with the board two pre-application notices for the related power line and switchyard projects. Those two notices would need to clear the pre-application stage before formal applications can be filed. Hardin Wind on Aug. 29 asked the board to consolidate all three of these related cases into one docket.

The transmission line to interconnect its wind generating facility to the East Lima-Marysville 345-kV circuit. The transmission line will be a 345 kV overhead generator lead line, approximately five miles long. The transmission line will be located on leased agricultural land in Hardin County.

The public informational meeting will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sept. 11 at the American Legion Building in Belle Center, Ohio.

Hardin Wind has filed an application to construct its wind-powered facility in Hardin and Logan counties. The proposed Scioto Ridge Wind Farm project will consist of up to 176 wind turbines capable of generating up to 300 MW and related equipment including collection lines, access roads and a collector substation.

In its Aug. 29 motion to combine the three cases, Hardin Wind said: “The three projects are interrelated as the entire reason the [point of interconnection] switchyard and transmission line are being constructed is to transmit electricity generated by the wind farm project to the PJM interconnect to the regional transmission grid. Further, construction on all three projects is scheduled to take place concurrently which requires a simultaneous course of investigation and completion of the certification process.”

Hardin Wind is a wholly owned subsidiary of EverPower Wind Holdings

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