Exelon Wind kicks off Ohio board review of up-to-200-MW project

Exelon Wind LLC on June 20 filed a brief pre-application notification letter with the Ohio Power Siting Board for a 200-MW wind project it wants to build in Seneca County, Ohio.

The board has a pre-application process that project developers go through where they ask for waivers from certain board requirements, with a full application then filed once that pre-application process is completed. 

Exelon Wind is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Exelon Generation Co. LLC, which in turn is an affiliate of Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC). The proposed wind farm would have a total generating capacity of up to 200 MW. It is to be located in Seneca County (called the “Seneca Farm” project) and will consist of approximately 87 turbines each with a capacity of between 2.3 and 2.5 MW.

The wind farm will have associated infrastructure (i.e. access roads, electrical collection system, a transmission line within the project area, construction staging area, operations and maintenance facilities and substations). The wind turbine array will be spread across about 25,000 acres of leased land located in portions of Sciopo, Reed, Eden, Bloom and Venice townships in Seneca County.

Exelon Wind plans to hold a public information meeting in the next several months as it works toward a final board approval of the project.

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