Ohio Gets Green Light for Three Wind Farm Projects

23 March 2010 (Last Updated March 23rd, 2010 18:30)

Three wind farms have been given approval in Ohio, US, this week, to boost energy across the state. The Ohio Power Siting Board approved the three wind power projects totalling more than 450MW to help it meet a mandate calling for more electricity from alternative energy resources by 20

Three wind farms have been given approval in Ohio, US, this week, to boost energy across the state.

The Ohio Power Siting Board approved the three wind power projects totalling more than 450MW to help it meet a mandate calling for more electricity from alternative energy resources by 2025.

The EverPower Buckeye Wind Project, planned for the eastern Champaign County, is expected to have a capacity between 100MW and 135MW.

The other two projects will be the 300MW Hardin Wind Energy facility in Hardin County and the 48MW JW Great Lakes Wind facility.

Ohio's 25% alternative energy portfolio standard calls for half of the energy to come from renewable energy sources and that half of the renewable energy facilities must be located in Ohio.

Energy company EverPower said it plans to break ground on the facility later this year after obtaining final environmental approvals.