Ohio board sets deadline for decision by Ashtabula Wind on 50-MW project

The Ohio Power Siting Board at its Jan. 14 meeting set a March 14 deadline for action on a long-dormant pre-application dating back to 2011 from Ashtabula Wind Energy LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apex Wind Energy Holdings LLC, for a 50-MW wind 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 has been largely dormant since 2011.

This project would interconnect to the Ohio Power system and consist of up to 28 wind turbines capable of generating no more than 50 MW. The electricity generated by would be transferred to the transmission grid operated by PJM Interconnection for sale at wholesale or under a purchase power agreement.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.