OPSB reschedules adjudicatory hearing for Republic Wind Farm

COLUMBUS, OHIO (March 14, 2019) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has rescheduled the adjudicatory hearing regarding Republic Wind LLC’s application to construct a wind-powered electric generation facility in Seneca and Sandusky counties. The adjudicatory hearing, previously set to begin on June 10, 2019, is now scheduled as follows:

June 3, 2019, at 10 a.m.
180 East Broad Street
Hearing Room 11-A
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3793

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 parties’ witnesses. The OPSB rescheduled the adjudicatory hearing in response to a motion filed by a group of local residents, who are a party to the case, to revise the procedural schedule.

The change will not affect the local public hearing scheduled for May 14, 2019, from 5:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Bellevue High School, 200 Oakland Avenue in Bellevue, Ohio. The purpose of the local public hearing is to allow interested persons, who are not parties to the case, to provide testimony regarding the project.

As proposed, the Republic Wind Farm would consist of up to 50 wind turbines in Adams, 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 facility 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