OPSB to hold public hearing on proposed Hardin County wind turbines

OPSB to hold public hearing on proposed Hardin County wind turbines

COLUMBUS, OHIO (June 30, 2011) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will conduct a public hearing in Ada, Ohio to provide area residents with an opportunity to testify about plans to construct additional wind turbines at the Hog Creek Wind Farm in northwest Hardin County.

The local public hearing is scheduled for:

Monday, July 25, 2011 at 6 p.m.
Ada Depot
112 Central Avenue
Ada, Ohio

The first phase of the Hog Creek Wind Farm was certified by the OPSB  in March 2010. Once completed, the first phase will include 27 wind turbines with a combined generating capacity of approximately 48.6 megawatts (MW). If certified by the Board, this second phase would add eight turbines with an additional generating capacity of approximately 18.4 MW.

More information regarding the Hog Creek Wind Farm is available at www.opsb.ohio.gov

-30-
10-0654-EL-BGN

The Ohio Power Siting Board's mission is to support sound energy policies that provide for the installation of energy capacity and transmission infrastructure for the benefit of the Ohio citizens, promoting the State's economic interests, and protecting the environment and land use.

CONTACT:
Communications Division, Office of Public Affairs at (614) 466-7750 / (614) 752-8802 (f)