NextEra drops 185-MW Honey Creek Wind project in Ohio

NextEra Energy Honey Creek Wind LLC told the Ohio Power Siting Board in an Oct. 20 notice that it is dropping its long-dormant pursuit of a certificate to site a 185-MW wind project in Seneca and Crawford counties, Ohio.

“Applicant, NextEra Energy Honey Creek Wind, LLC (‘Honey Creek’), hereby notices the Ohio Power Siting Board (‘Board’) that it is no longer planning to file an application and therefore is withdrawing from the above referenced proceeding,” said the brief notice. “Honey Creek has proceeded through the very early stages of the application process, but has concluded that it will no longer go forward with this project. WHEREFORE, NextEra Energy Honey Creek Wind, LLC respectfully withdraws its Application and requests that this proceeding be closed.”

In August 2011, NextEra Energy Honey Creek Wind filed with the board a routine motion requesting waivers of certain site requirements. That motion was granted in November of that year, but the company never took the next step of an official certificate application. Honey Creek is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources.

The Honey Creek wind facility was to consist of up to 115 turbines, access roads, electrical collection system, construction staging area, operations and maintenance facilities, and substations across approximately 14,000 acres in portions of Seneca and Crawford counties. The expected generation capacity of the facility was to be up to 185 MW.

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