OPSB reschedules adjudicatory hearing for Republic Wind Farm

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Power Siting Board has rescheduled the adjudicatory hearing regarding Republic Wind LLC’s application to construct a wind-powered electric generation facility in Seneca and Sandusky counties to 10 a.m. June 3, according to an OPSB news release.

The OPSB rescheduled the adjudicatory hearing in response to a motion filed by a group of local residents, who are a party to the case, to revise the procedural schedule, the release said.

The change does not affect the local public hearing scheduled for 5-9:30 p.m. May 14 at Bellevue High School, 200 Oakland Ave., Bellevue.

The purpose of the local public hearing is to allow interested people, who are not parties to the case, to provide testimony regarding the project, while the purpose of the adjudicatory hearing is to allow formal parties to the case to present prefiled testimony and evidence, and to cross-examine other parties’ witnesses.

As proposed, the release said Republic Wind Farm would consist of up to 50 wind turbines in Adams, Reed, Scipio and Thompson townships in Seneca County and York Township in Sandusky County. The wind farm would have a total generating capacity of up to 200 megawatts.

The adjudicatory hearing is to take place at 180 E. Broad St., Hearing Room 11-A, Columbus, OH 43215-3793.

Additional information regarding the proposed facility is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 17-2295-EL-BGN.