EDP takes opening step on new Timber Road IV wind project in Ohio

The attorneys for Paulding Wind Farm IV LLC, a subsidiary of EDP Renewables North America LLC, filed a brief Sept. 7 letter at the Ohio Power Siting Board to reserve a case number for the proposed Timber Road IV Wind Farm.

Said the letter: “In the near future, we will be filing a formal Pre-Application Notification letter meeting all of the requirements of Rule 4906-3-03(A) of the Ohio Administrative Code as soon as that information becomes available.” No details of the project were offered.

The board’s pre-application process involves a party requesting certain waivers of particular regulatory conditions, with a full site certificate application then needed.

In other related news:

  • Paulding Wind Farm III LLC was granted on July 7 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an approval on its May 17 petition for acceptance of its Market-Based Rate Tariff. The company will own and operate an approximately 100.8-MW (nameplate) wind facility located in Paulding County, Ohio. It is anticipated that the facility will achieve commercial operation in November 2016. Paulding Wind Farm III shares ownership of certain common facilities necessary for the development, construction, and operation of the facility, including interconnection facilities, with Paulding Wind Farm IV LLC, an affiliate. The facility will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by AEP Ohio Transmission Co. and operated by PJM Interconnection. Paulding Wind Farm III is a subsidiary of EDP Renewables North America.
  • The Ohio Power Siting Board at its May 19 meeting authorized Paulding Wind Farm III 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. 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.
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