Articles filed under General from Ohio

Seneca Anti-Wind Union (SAWU) meeting draws huge crowd

If one drives from Bellevue to Attica you will notice the numerous Anti-Wind for Seneca County signs in the front yards of homes. They do far out-number the Pro-Wind Energy signs. One will also be struck that most of the pro-wind signs are in areas without homes; just open fields. And on the evening of May 31st a trip to the Attica Fairgrounds was clearly a meeting for SAWU to address over 500 supporters.
7 Jun 2018

Good neighbor contract

As adjacent landowners to a proposed wind turbine site, we have been given a 13-page good neighbor contract that is titled “Wind Farm Neighbor Easement And Setback Waiver Agreement” that is intended to serve as an incentive to be cooperative with the Seneca Wind farm project. If we sign it, we get a whopping $500 signing bonus and $500 per year, but we have to waive our right to file a claim for damages related to any of the stated “effects,” which in the contract is worded as an “effect easement.” If we sign the contract, we also agree to a “setback easement” which states that the turbine can be located anywhere on the adjacent property, even closer than what the current state setback rule specifies.
3 May 2018

Conneaut mulls legal action in turbine case

At issue is the 400-kilowatt turbine adjacent to the city’s sewage treatment plant severely damaged by a lightning strike in February 2017. The blast shattered one of the turbine’s blades and heavily damaged its generator, officials said last year.
29 Apr 2018

What’s happening with the long-proposed wind farm in Champaign County?

Attorneys representing the Buckeye Wind and Champaign Wind LLC projects are seeking approval from the Ohio Power Siting Board to extend the certificates for the project from May 28, 2018 to May 28, 2019, according to documents filed with the agency. If the certificates are not extended, it’s possible the developer would have to restart the lengthy application process for the project.
19 Apr 2018

Seneca residents get info on Republic Wind project

Chris Zeman of rural Republic said he’s forming a group opposing the wind project called Seneca Anti-Wind Union. He invited people to visit a new Facebook page. “We’re trying to inform people about the importance of the setbacks and destruction of the viewshed,” he said.
30 Nov 2017

Wind farm to stretch over 5 townships

Repub­lic Wind, LLC, intends to file an appli­ca­tion to con­struct the Repub­lic Wind Farm, which would spread across nearly 15,000 acres of leased land. That prop­erty is in the town­ships of Adams, Reed, Sci­pio and Thomp­son in Seneca County and York Town­ship in San­dusky County, accord­ing to a pre-application filed with the Ohio Power Sit­ing Board.
30 Nov 2017

Amazon plans to expand to 15 Central Ohio data centers

The Consumers' Counsel isn't buying the feint: “Nonetheless, it can be expected that AEP will seek to collect from other customers, through charges on customers’ electric bills, the revenues AEP would forgo as a result of the discounts proposed in the application,” the agency filing says. The unknown billing borne by other customers is "not limited or capped,” 
11 Nov 2017

Wind energy isn’t right for Ohio

Anna DeGarmo’s recent opinion piece (“OPINION: Despite opposition, renewable energy should come to Ohio”)  concluded that despite local opposition to utility scale wind development, Ohio should continue to force more wind energy into the utility mix. She even goes so far as to label local opponents to wind energy as “close minded” .
11 Oct 2017

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