Ohio board okays NextEra request to drop app for 185-MW wind project

The Ohio Power Siting Board approved at its Jan. 14 meeting an October 2015 request from NextEra Energy Honey Creek Wind LLC to drop 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 Oct. 20 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 facility was to consist of up to 115 turbines with a capacity of up to 185 MW.

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