The following is provided as information without bias. Wind Farms are beyond the scope of the Ohio Lakefront group mission. The Ohio Lakefront Group has no position at this time
COLUMBUS, OHIO (Aug. 1, 2018) â€“ The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today rescheduled the adjudicatory hearing regarding Icebreaker Windpower, Inc.â€™s application to construct a wind-powered electric generation facilityÂ in Lake Erie. The purpose of the adjudicatory hearing is to allow formal parties to the case to present pre-filed testimony and evidence, and to cross examine other partiesâ€™ witnesses.
The adjudicatory hearing, previously set to begin on Aug. 6, 2018,Â is now scheduled as follows:
Sept. 24, 2018, at 10 a.m.
180 East Broad Street
Hearing Room 11-A
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3793
The OPSB rescheduled the adjudicatory hearing in response to a motion filed by Icebreaker Windpower to revise the procedural schedule in the case.
Icebreaker Windpower proposes to construct six wind turbines in Lake Erie approximatelyÂ 8 toÂ 10 miles off the shore of Cleveland. Each turbine would have a nameplate capacity rating of 3.45 megawatts (MW), resulting in a combined generating capacity of 20.7 MW. The project would include an approximately 12-mile long submerged cable to transmitÂ the electricity generated by the turbines to Cleveland Public Powerâ€™sÂ onshore Lake Road substation.
The OPSB held local public hearings in Cleveland on Nov. 8, 2017 and July 19, 2018. On July 3, 2018, the OPSBÂ technical staff published itsÂ report of investigation,Â recommendingÂ that the OPSB approve construction of the facility subject to 34 conditions.Â The staff report is only a recommendation, and the final decision regarding the proposed facility remains pending before the OPSB.Â TheÂ OPSB has not scheduled a date for theÂ final decision.
The Ohio Power Siting Board reviews applications for the construction of major utility facilities in Ohio. Together with Ohioâ€™s elected officials, citizen stakeholders, and the energy industry, the Board strives to build a strong and competitive foundation for Ohioâ€™s future.