11-3676-EL-BGN: Leipsic Wind Farm, Putnam County

Case No.: 11-3676-EL-BGN
   Leipsic Wind Farm
Company: Leipsic Wind, LLC
Location:  Putnam County
Status:      Awaiting resumption of completeness review

The Applicant proposes to construct a wind powered generation facility with a capacity of 150 MW, utilizing up to 75 turbines.  The project would be located in the municipalities of Leipsic and Belmore, and also in Van Buren and Blanchard Townships.  The project area comprises approximately 26,000 acres of mostly agricultural land.  The Applicant has secured over 11,000 acres of leased land from more than 300 participating property owners.  Electric power would be gathered using both aboveground and underground 34.5 kV lines.  A single collector substation would be connected to the American Electric Power transmission system via a 138 kV transmission line.  The estimated cost of the facility is approximately $330 million and the proposed in-service date is December 31, 2012.  The application was filed on July 29, 2011.  At the Applicant’s request, the completeness review has been suspended.