The Ohio Power Siting Board (OOSB) has suspended the hearings scheduled in the Seneca Wind Farm case, including the public hearing previously set for April 23 and the evidentiary hearing set to begin May 16.
Seneca Wind is a proposed 212-MW wind farm that would be built on about 56,900 acres of privately-leased land, with us to 77 wind turbines. The project would span the townships of Scipio, Reed, Venice, Eden, and Bloom in Seneca County, Ohio.
The project is expected to provide significant economic stimulus to the area during construction and long-term economic benefits through lease revenue to local landowners and PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) revenues to the community.
On April 4, Seneca Wind LLC and the OPSB staff filed a joint motion to suspend the hearing schedule. Seneca Wind requested additional time to provide the information required for the staff to complete its report of investigation. The OPSB says it will set a new hearing schedule at a later date.