OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed wind farm in Lake Erie

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Aug. 16, 2017) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a hearing to allow the public to express their views about Icebreaker Windpower, Inc.’s application to construct a wind-powered electric generation facility in Lake Erie. The local public hearing is scheduled as follows:

Nov. 8, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Cleveland City Council Chambers
Cleveland City Hall
2nd Floor – Room 216
601 Lakeside Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114

Icebreaker Windpower proposes to construct six wind turbines in Lake Erie, approximately 8 to 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 electric transmission line to transmit the electricity generated by the turbines to Cleveland Public Power’s onshore Lake Road substation.

The adjudicatory hearing in this proceeding will begin at 10 a.m. on Nov. 17, 2017, at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Hearing Room 11-C, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.

Additional information regarding the proposed facility is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 16-1871-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 or Matt Schilling, (614) 466-7750