OPSB postpones hearings scheduled for proposed Republic Wind Farm

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Sept. 5, 2018) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has postponed two hearings scheduled for Republic Wind, LLC’s proposal to construct a wind farm in Seneca and Sandusky counties. The OPSB will reschedule the hearings at a later date.

The postponements include the local public hearing previously scheduled for Oct. 2, 2018, at 6 p.m., at the VFW Post located at 5900 State Route 778 in Green Springs, Ohio and the adjudicatory hearing previously scheduled for Oct. 15, 2018, at 10 a.m., at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Hearing Room 11-D, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio.

The OPSB postponed the hearings in response to a request from Republic Wind to suspend the procedural schedule in this case until such time as the company files an application to amend the project as it is currently proposed. Republic Wind states that the amendment filing will address modifications to the proposed project.

As currently proposed, the Republic Wind Farm would consist of up to 58 wind turbines situated across approximately 35,000 acres of leased private land in Adams, Pleasant, Reed, Scipio and Thompson townships in Seneca County, and York Township in Sandusky County. The wind farm would have a total generating capacity of up to 200 megawatts.

Additional information regarding the proposed Republic Wind Farm is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 17-2295-EL-BGN.

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The Ohio Power Siting Board reviews applications for the construction of major utility facilities in Ohio. Together with Ohio’s elected officials, citizen stakeholders, and the energy industry, the Board strives to build a strong and competitive foundation for Ohio’s future.

Contact: Matt Butler, 614-644-7670