On Nov. 8, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a local hearing in Cleveland to allow the public to express their views on Icebreaker Windpower’s proposed offshore wind project in Lake Erie.
To be installed 8-10 miles off the coast of Cleveland, the proposed 20.7 MW project would comprise six 3.45 MW turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. The wind farm would also include an approximately 12-mile-long submerged transmission line to bring the electricity generated by the turbines to Cleveland Public Power’s onshore Lake Road substation.
The Ohio Power Siting Board reviews applications for the construction of major utility facilities in the state. Its public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. at the Cleveland City Council Chambers in Cleveland City Hall. An adjudicatory hearing in the proceeding will begin at 10 a.m. on Nov. 17 at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in Columbus.