Hardin Wind, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EverPower Wind Holdings, has secured approval from the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) for building the Scioto Ridge wind farm.
To be developed across 17,000 acres of leased private land in Lynn, McDonald, Roundhead, and Taylor Creek townships in Hardin county and Richland and Rushcreek townships in Logan county, the project will consist of up to 176 wind turbines and associated electric transmission facilities.
OPSB said that the wind farm is associated with two additional cases that entail the construction of a 4.8mile-long 345kV transmission line and a 345kV substation in McDonald Township.
The wind farm will have a capacity of up to 300MW and it will include up to 60 miles of access roads, 83 miles of underground electric collection lines, and four meteorological towers in addition to the turbine structures and electric transmission facilities.
The company submitted its applications for the wind farm and the associated substation and transmission line in June 2013 and September 2013.
Area stakeholders testified at a local public hearing held by the OPSB in January 2014 in Kenton.
The OPSB's order subjects the total projects to 28 conditions that the company must implement and follow to ensure the sound construction and safe operation of the wind farm, substation and transmission facilities, and to mitigate impacts to area residents and ecological resources.
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