09-0546-EL-BGN: Black Fork Wind Project

Case No.: 09-0546-EL-BGN
Project: Black Fork Wind Project
Company: Black Fork Wind Energy, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Element Power US, LLC
Location: Crawford and Richland Counties
Status: Withdrawn - Case Closed

Black Fork Wind LLC filed a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need with the OPSB on August 31, 2009.  The application is for a wind powered electric generating facility to be located in Richland and Crawford counties.  The proposed facility will consist of 112 wind turbines and will have a nameplate capacity of 201.6 megawatts.  The Applicant filed an amended application on November 10, 2009.  The Applicant had until June 15, 2010 to respond to Staff interrogatories.  The Applicant requested a third extension to respond, which was objected to by the Board Staff.  This request for extension is still pending.  On July 7, 2010, Staff filed a Motion to Compel, which is still pending. On July 21, 2010 the Applicant filed notice of withdrawal/substitution of counsel and change of ownership/management for the project.  The new Applicant for the project is Black Fork Wind Energy, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Element Power US, LLC.  The public and adjudicatory hearings were continued indefinitely.  On August 23, 2010, the Board approved the Applicant’s request to withdraw the application.

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