Ohio approves 300MW wind farm

Ohio regulators have authorized a subsidiary of developer EverPower to construct a wind farm up to 300MW and associated electric transmission facilities.

The proposed Scioto Ridge Wind Farm will consist of up to 176 wind turbines and a 4.8 mile-long 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and a 345 kV substation.

The facility 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 transmission line.

Ohio had 428MW of installed wind capacity on 1 January 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association.