Buckeye Wind farm project on agenda


By Nick Walton - nwalton@civitasmedia.com



An application for rehearing in the Buckeye Wind farm project is on the Ohio Power Siting Board’s (OPSB) agenda nearly a year after the application was filed.

The board will consider citizen group Union Neighbors United’s (UNU) application Thursday, Aug. 27 ,during the regular meeting, according to an agenda posted on Friday.

Last August, the board approved a motion for the extension of certificate in the first phase of the project after project applicant EverPower filed a motion in July 2014 asking the OPSB to extend the certificate granted in the first phase of the project in March 2010.

The original certificate authorized the company to construct the project, with development to commence no later than March 22, 2015. The extension moved the certificate date to May 28, 2018, the deadline for construction to begin on the second phase of the project.

UNU filed an application for rehearing on Sept. 24, 2014.

The project includes construction of more than a combined 100 turbines in Champaign County through two phases. EverPower is also developing the Scioto Ridge project of up to 180 turbines in Logan and Hardin counties.

Champaign County, multiple townships and UNU have intervened against the project in both phases and the project’s amendment phase.

By Nick Walton

nwalton@civitasmedia.com

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.