OPSB sets additional hearing for proposed Lake Erie wind farm

COLUMBUS, OHIO (April 20, 2018) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a second local 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:

July 19, 2018, 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.

An adjudicatory hearing in this proceeding will begin at 10 a.m. on August 6, 2018, at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Hearing Room 11-A, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.

The OPSB held an earlier local public hearing in Cleveland on Nov. 8, 2017. The original adjudicatory hearing scheduled for Nov. 17, 2017 was postponed to allow OPSB staff additional time to obtain information from Icebreaker Windpower on the radar technology monitoring protocol selected for use at the proposed facility site.

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