Windlab subsidiary seeks approval for 60-MW Ohio project

The Ohio Power Siting Board is in the early stages of reviewing a site permit application from 6011 Greenwich Windpark LLC, a subsidiary of Windlab Developments USA Ltd., for a 60-MW project in Huron County.

The company, in a Dec. 23 application, proposed the Greenwich Wind Farm. It is seeking a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need. The project would consist of up to 25 wind turbine generators, along with access roads, underground electric collection cables, an interconnection substation, one laydown yard for construction staging, an operations and maintenance (O&M) facility,and up to two meteorological towers. The facility will deliver power to a single point of interconnection on the Greenwich-to-South Greenwich 69-kV transmission line owned and operated by American Electric Power.

The electricity generated by the facility will be transferred to the transmission grid operated by PJM Interconnection for sale at wholesale or under a power purchase agreement.

The project area is located within approximately 4,650 acres of leased private farm and agricultural land in Greenwich Township of Huron County, which is west-southwest of Cleveland. Each of the 25 wind turbine generators would have a nameplate capacity of 2.4 MW, with a total generating capacity of 60 MW. The facility is expected to operate with an average annual gross capacity factor of 40% generating a total of approximately 210 GWh/yr of each year.

PJM completed a Generation Interconnection System Impact Study (SIS), to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the generation interconnection to the PJM network. PJM also completed a Feasibility Study, to assess the reliability impact for a new generator interconnecting to the PJM system as a capacity resource, the application noted.

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