INTRODUCING EMERSON CREEK WIND
Apex Clean Energy is developing Emerson Creek Wind, a wind energy project in rural Huron and Erie Counties in Ohio. Apex has spent many years working with interested landowners and community members to design a project that complements the region's agricultural roots and fosters new economic development.
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ABOUT EMERSON CREEK WIND
Emerson Creek Wind offers an opportunity to address Ohio’s growing electricity demand and replace the energy from the announced numerous fossil fuel plant closings in the Midwest with clean domestic energy, while diversifying the local farm economy.
AN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR ERIE AND HURON COUNTIES
Emerson Creek will create jobs and generate an entirely new source of long-term revenue for local schools, governments, and landowners. In the long term, the project promises to bring sustained tax revenue to the county for the local government and schools, as well as 30 years of local purchasing, employment, and investment. Farmers who host turbines on their property and other participating landowners will also receive annual community lease payments. These payments will continue over the projected 30-year lifespan of the wind farm, injecting millions of dollars into the economies of Erie and Huron Counties to support local merchants, contractors, and equipment suppliers.
Ohio Power Siting Board Permit Application
On January 31, 2019, as supplemented on March 18, 2019, April 11, 2019, July 10, 2019, and September 12, 2019, Firelands Wind, LLC (“Applicant”) filed an application with the Ohio Power Siting Board (“Board”) for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to Construct a Wind-Powered Electric Generation Facility in Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio (“Application”) for the Emerson Creek Wind Farm. This Application can be seen in full here: https://dis.puc.state.oh.us/CaseRecord.aspx?CaseNo=18-1607-EL-BGN
On October 28, 2021, an Amendment to the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity issued by the Ohio Power Siting Board was filed. Amendment application materials can be found here: https://dis.puc.state.oh.us/CaseRecord.aspx?CaseNo=21-1055&x=6&y=17.