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OPSB approves Scioto Ridge Wind Farm Project

COLUMBUS, OHIO (March 17, 2014) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today authorized Hardin Wind, LLC to construct the Scioto Ridge Wind Farm.  The facility will consist of up to 176 wind turbines and associated electric transmission facilities in Hardin and Logan counties.

Hardin Wind, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc., will construct the Scioto Ridge project across 17,000 acres of leased private land in Lynn, McDonald, Roundhead, and Taylor Creek townships in Hardin County and Richland and Rushcreek townships in Logan County.  The wind farm is associated with two additional OPSB cases that entail the construction of a 4.8 mile long 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line and a 345 kV substation in McDonald Township.

The Scioto Ridge Wind Farm will have a nameplate capacity of up to 300 megawatts of electric generation.  The project will include up to 60 miles of access roads, 83 miles of underground electric collection lines, and four meteorological towers in addition to the turbine structures and electric transmission facilities. 

Hardin Wind filed its applications for the wind farm and the associated substation and transmission line on June 28 and Sept. 30, 2013.  At a local public hearing held by the OPSB on Jan. 8, 2014 in Kenton, Ohio, 22 area stakeholders testified regarding the three siting cases. 

The OPSB’s order subjects the combined projects to 28 conditions that Hardin Wind must implement and follow to ensure the sound construction and safe operation of the wind farm, substation, and transmission facilities, and to mitigate impacts to area residents and ecological resources.

Additional information regarding the Scioto Ridge Wind Farm (case numbers 13-1177-EL-BGN, 13-1767-EL-BSB, and 13-1768-EL-BTX) is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov.

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

For additional information, contact: Matt Butler | (614) 644-7670