If both phases of the project are built, the wind farm would include about 100 turbines spread across Champaign County. It would provide enough energy to power about 50,000 homes a year and could pump as much as $55 million into the local economy. However, opponents have raised concerns about the project’s safety and its proximity to homes in the project area.
The OPSB is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday in its offices at 180 E. Broad St. in Columbus.
Both phases of the project have already been approved by the OPSB. However, opponents and county prosecutors have appealed the decision to approve the second phase before the Ohio Supreme Court. Both sides are expected to present arguments before the Supreme Court later this year.