Ohio board grants various approvals for wind power projects

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) at its May 19 meeting authorized Paulding Wind Farm III LLC to construct a new 138-kV electric transmission line in Paulding County.

The 8.5-mile line, located along the company’s preferred route in Benton and Harrison townships, will deliver energy produced by the Timber Road I and III wind farms to the regional electric grid. The OPSB also approved an additional wind turbine model, as well as changes to the access road layout and electric collection and interconnection systems for the Timber Road I and III wind farms.

Paulding Wind Farm III, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDP Renewables North America, estimates the combined 100.8-MW wind farm projects will add more than $900,000 to local tax revenues each year for the life of the projects. The company plans to commence construction soon and begin commercial operation later this year.

In other business, the OPSB approved additional turbine models for the Greenwich Windpark project in Huron County and the Scioto Ridge Wind Farm project in Hardin and Logan counties.

  • Hardin Wind LLC was approved to add a wind turbine to the board’s prior approval of its 300-MW Scioto Ridge Wind Farm project. In this now-approved application, the company proposed a capacity increase to the approved Gamesa G114 turbine model from 2.0 MW to 2.5 MW.
  •  6011 Greenwich Windpark LLC was approved to add three new turbine models for its 60-MW project. They are: the Gamesa G114 (2.5 MW), the General Electric 2.5-120 (2.5 MW), and the GE 2.3-116 (2.3 MW). The overall project nameplate capacity of 60 MW approved in the original case does not change. 6011 Greenwich Windpark is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Windlab Developments USA Ltd. and is certified to construct the Greenwich Wind Farm in Huron County.
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