The Ohio Power Siting Board in a March 9 letter cleared Trishe Wind Ohio LLC to start preconstruction work on its 100-MW project in Paulding County.
“Staff attended your March 5, 2015, preconstruction conference for the above referenced project,” said the letter. “At the conference, construction-related issues were satisfactorily addressed. In addition, Staff has reviewed the applicable materials. Staff believes that the Board’s conditions related to tree clearing along crane paths have been adequately addressed. As such, construction of the facility may commence. The construction activities approved for this phase of the project shall be limited to tree clearing along crane paths as discussed in the meeting. A subsequent preconstruction meeting shall be required prior to commencement of additional construction activities.”
In December 2013, the board approved for Northwest Ohio Wind Energy LLC a certificate to construct, operate, and maintain this wind facility located in Paulding County. Then in November 2014, the board approved a transfer of the certificate from Northwest to Trishe Wind. Trishe Wind acquired the Northwest assets and permits under an asset purchase transaction authorized by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Miimesota.