Republic Wind Energy LLC told the Ohio Power Siting Board in a brief Feb. 19 notice that it is dropping a long-dormant pre-application from 2012 for a 192-MW wind project.
“Since the filing of this Application, Republic Wind Energy, LLC (‘Republic Wind’), the applicant, has been sold to a subsidiary of Apex Clean Energy Holdings, LLC (‘Apex’),” said the notice. “Because of the fact that this application was filed four years ago, Apex hereby notices the Ohio Power Siting Board (‘Board’) that it is no longer pursuing this application at this time. Apex therefore withdraws the application. It will file a new application in the future. WHEREFORE, Apex respectfully withdraws this Application and requests that this proceeding be closed.”
At its Jan. 14 meeting, the board set a March 14 deadline related to this long-dormant pre-application for this 192-MW wind farm in Seneca and Sandusky counties. At that point, the company name was Republic Wind LLC. 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 was owned by Nordex USA Inc.
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 had been largely dormant since early 2013.