The Ohio Power Siting Board on Aug. 25 approved a site certificate for 6011 Greenwich Windpark LLC for a 60-MW wind project in Huron County, Ohio.
6011 Greenwich Windpark is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Windlab Developments USA Ltd. Windlab Systems Proprietary Ltd., a global wind energy development company based in Canberra, Australia, is the sole owner of Windlab.
The proposed facility would be located in Huron County, approximately 15 miles north of Mansfield. It will consist of up to 25 wind turbine generators, access roads, underground electrical interconnection, an interconnection substation, a laydown yard for construction staging, an operations and maintenance (O&M) facility, and two meteorological towers to be located in Greenwich Township, Huron County. Each turbine will have a nameplate capacity of 2.4 MW, for a total capacity of 60 MW.
The proposed facility will be connected at a single point of interconnection to the Greenwich-South Greenwich 69-kV transmission line owned by American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP). The facility is expected to operate at an average annual capacity factor of 40%, collectively generating about 210,000 MW of electricity per year.
A 34.5-kV underground electric collection system would be installed to transfer the power front each wind turbine location to a step-up transformer in a new 69-kV single breaker interconnection switching station facility connected to AEP’s Willard-South Greenwich 69 kV distribution line and to the grid.
The applicant estimates that construction would commence in mid 2015 and the facility would be placed into operation in late 2015.