OPSB sets public hearing on proposed wind farm in Champaign County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (August 2, 2012) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a public hearing in North Lewisburg, Ohio to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about Champaign Wind, LLC’s proposal to construct the Buckeye Wind II project in Champaign County.

The local public hearing is scheduled for:

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Triad High School Auditeria
8099 Brush Lake Road
North Lewisburg, Ohio 43060

The Buckeye Wind I Farm was certified by the OPSB on March 22, 2010.  This second phase of the project, Buckeye Wind II, seeks to add 56 wind turbines and associated facilities to the project area.  The wind farm would also include an estimated 25 miles of access roads, underground and overhead electric collection cables, a facility substation and a permanent operations and maintenance building.  The project area includes 13,500 acres of leased land in Goshen, Rush, Salem, Union, Urbana and Wayne townships.

The adjudicatory hearing in this case will begin on Nov. 8 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, 180 East Broad Street, Hearing Room 11-C, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Additional information regarding this project, Buckeye Wind II (case 12-0160-EL-BGN), 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