Ashtabula Wind Energy LLC on Jan. 21 filed a brief notice with the Ohio Power Siting Board that is is withdrawing from a long-dormant pre-application proceeding for a 50-MW project.
Said the company: “Applicant, Ashtabula Wind Energy, LLC (‘Ashtabula Wind’), 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. Ashtabula Wind has proceeded through the very early stages of the application process, but has concluded that it will no longer go forward with this project.”
The board at its Jan. 14 meeting had set a March 14 deadline for action on this pre-application from Ashtabula Wind Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apex Wind Energy Holdings LLC, for a 50-MW project in Ashtabula County. The board said the developer needs to report back by March 14 on whether it wants to pursue the project or drop the pre-application. The board’s pre-application process is where power project developers seek certain waivers of board requirements before filing a formal certificate application for a project. In this particular case, the pre-application process was never finished and the case had been largely dormant since 2011.
This project was to interconnect to the Ohio Power system and consist of up to 28 wind turbines capable of generating no more than 50 MW.