Notice of relinquishment and withdrawal: Black Fork Wind Farm

The application for the Black Fork wind energy facility was initially submitted to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) on March 10, 2011. The project, if constructed would have included up to 91 turbines (up to 200 MW) across 14,500 acres in Richland and Crawford counties, Ohio. There was significant opposition to the project but it was granted a permit by the state. In December 2018, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in a 5-2 decision that OPSB wrongfully granted the project an extension to the date on which construction was to begin from January 2017 to January 2019. The Court found that the change was an amendment to the permit and required a more extensive review process and would subject the project to more onerous state setback distances. 

Black Fork Wind Energy, LLC (“Black Fork”) hereby gives notice to the Ohio Power Siting Board that Black Fork relinquishes its Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need issued in Case No. 10-2865-EL-BGN and as amended in Case Nos. 14-1591-ELBGA and 17-1148-EL-BGA. Black Fork also withdraws the application currently pending in Case No. 18-1346-EL-BGA.: Black Fork Wind Farm, Crawford and Richland counties

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MAY 16 2019
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