Hardin Wind adding new GE turbine to list for 300-MW project in Ohio

Hardin Wind Energy LLC applied Dec. 19 at the Ohio Power Siting Board to a fourth amendment to a site certificate, this time proposing to add the General Electric 2.5-116 wind turbine model to the approved models that ca be used at this 300-MW project in Hardin County, Ohio.

Hardin Wind Energy is a unit of Invenergy LLC. The certificate for the Hardin Wind Project was approved by the board in 2010. Incidentally, the company on Nov. 18 told the board it was starting project construction.

A third amendment request filed in March of this year, which is still pending, asked the board to approve the use of the GE 2.3-116 model. Hardin Wind noted in the Dec. 19 application that the GE 2.5-116 Model was introduced after that application was filed. Whatever turbine is ultimately picked for the project, the total capacity will remain at 300 MW.

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