OPSB to hold Local Public Hearing for Scioto Ridge Wind Farm

COLUMBUS, OHIO (January 3, 2014) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a public hearing to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about Hardin Wind, LLC’s proposal to construct the Scioto Ridge Wind Farm in Hardin and Logan counties.

The hearing is scheduled for:

January 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Hardin County Courthouse
Veterans Hall
One Courthouse Square
Kenton, Ohio 43226

Hardin Wind, a subsidiary of EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc., proposes to construct up to 176 wind turbines across 17,000 acres of leased land in Roundhead, McDonald, Lynn, and Taylor Creek townships in Hardin County and Richland and Rushcreek townships in Logan County.  The turbines would have a total combined generation capacity of 300 megawatts. 

The Scioto Ridge project would include up to 60.5 miles of new and existing access roads, an 83.6-mile underground collection line system, and a new 6.3-mile 345 kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission line to deliver electricity to a new point of interconnection with AEP’s existing East Lima - Marysville 345 kV line in southwestern Hardin County.

Additional information regarding the Scioto Ridge Wind Farm, transmission line, and point of interconnection substation 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