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Turbine hearings delayed: Republic Wind requests 90-day extension  

Credit:  Vicki Johnson, Staff Writer | The Advertiser-Tribune | Apr 27, 2019 | www.advertiser-tribune.com ~~

COLUMBUS – Ohio Power Siting Board Friday suspended hearings in the Republic Wind Farm project, according to an OPSB news release.

Filings on the OPSB website show Republic Wind LLC and OPSB staff Friday requested a 90-day extension to allow the company more time to submit information for the staff investigation report. The report is part of the process required before hearings can take place on Republic Wind’s application for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need for a wind-powered electric generation facility in Seneca and Sandusky counties.

The staff report had been due Monday. The public hearing set for May 14 in Bellevue and the evidentiary hearing scheduled for June 3 in Columbus have been delayed. OPSB is to establish a new hearing schedule at a later date.

As proposed, Republic Wind Farm would consist of up to 50 wind turbines in Adams, Reed, Scipio and Thompson townships in Seneca County and York Township in Sandusky County. The wind farm would have a total generating capacity of up to 200 megawatts.

As background on the project, Friday’s filing provides dates and details.

Republic Wind filed an application with OPSB Feb. 2, 2018, and amended the application March 27, 2018. On July 18, a procedural schedule was established, but the schedule was suspended in early September at the request of Republic Wind.

In late December, Republic Wind filed an amended application and a motion for a procedural schedule. Feb. 15, OPSB denied the part of the amended application which requested no further investigative report, and the procedural schedule was revised March 13.

Additional information regarding the proposed facility is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 17-2295-EL-BGN.

Source:  Vicki Johnson, Staff Writer | The Advertiser-Tribune | Apr 27, 2019 | www.advertiser-tribune.com

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