In Ohio, Hardin and Logan counties are about to see 176 new wind turbines installed in the new Scioto Ridge Wind Farm that was recently authorized by Hardin Wind, LLC, reported the Dayton Daily News.
On March 17, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) approved the new wind farm, which will spread across 17,000 acres of leased private land in Lynn, McDonald, Roundhead and Taylor Creek townships in Hardin County, and Richland and Rushcreek townships in Logan County.
According to the source, the farm is in connection with two other OPSB projects that are focused on constructing a 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line that will be 4.8 miles long, and a 345 kV substation located in McDonald.
The new Scioto Ridge Wind Farm will have a running capacity of up to 300 megawatts of electric generation, which will include 83 miles of underground electric collection lines and 60 miles of access roads. The farm will also include four meteorological towers along with the turbines and electric transmission facilities.
There will be 28 different conditions implemented by the OPSB that Hardin Wind must follow to make sure there are no sound or noise violations, and that the farm will not bring any safety hazards to the residents in the area, reported North American Wind Power.
The wind farm also has to follow specific conditions to mitigate the impact to ecological resources in the area and ensure the transmission facilities and substations are safe to operate through the two Ohio counties, reported the source.
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