Paulding Wind Farm IV LLC to seek approval for 138-kV line in relation to wind project

Paulding Wind Farm IV LLC said recently that a public information meeting concerning its application for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need to build a 138-kV transmission line in Paulding County, Ohio, will be held on Sept. 12 in Paulding, Ohio.

As noted in the company’s Aug. 20 pre-application notification letter filed with the Ohio Power Siting Board, the purpose of the approximately 2.89-mile line is to support the Timber Road IV Wind Farm, which is pending before the board in Case No. 18-91-EL-BGN. The proposed line – to be located in Benton Township – would run from the Timber Road IV Wind Farm substation to the existing Timber Road III generation lead line.

The company also said that it anticipates filing its application with the board within 90 days after the public information meeting. Currently anticipated requests for waiver from the board’s rules that the applicant may seek for the line include a waiver of the requirement that the proposed alternatives have no more than 20% of the routes in common.

If the project is approved, construction of the line is estimated to begin in 2Q19 and be completed in 4Q19, the company said.

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