Ohio board gives Republic Wind a deadline to kill or pursue a project app

At its Jan. 14 meeting, the Ohio Power Siting Board set a March 14 deadline related to a long-dormant pre-application from Republic Wind LLC for a 192-MW wind farm in Seneca and Sandusky counties.

The board said the developer needs to let it know by March 14 whether it intends to pursue the project, or whether the pre-application should be dropped. Republic Wind’s sole member and manager at the time of the 2012 pre-application was Nordex USA Management LLC, which in turn is owned by Nordex USA Inc. Nordex USA is an ultimate subsidiary of Nordex SE, a German company that has many years of international experience in the wind power industry.

The Republic Wind Farm was to be the first Nordex wind farm in Ohio. The proposed Republic Wind Farm would consist of up to 83 turbines expected to generate approximately 192 MW.

The pre-application stage is where a power project developer asks for certain waivers of board requirements before submitting a formal site certificate application. Republic Wind never completed the pre-application phase and the case has been largely dormant since early 2013.

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