Icebreaker Wind is a unique wind energy project – the first offshore wind facility in the Great Lakes, the first freshwater wind farm in North America, and only the second offshore wind project in the entire U.S. Very simply, it offers Ohio the opportunity to become a national leader in the emerging offshore wind industry.
Green Energy Ohio applauds the action taken today by the Ohio Power Siting Board to remove the nighttime “feathering” requirement from their May 21 order on Icebreaker Windpower. GEO denounced the initial decision as containing a “poison pill” intended to undermine the financial viability of the project. The unanimous vote on the amendment offered by Director Mary Mertz of the Department of Natural Resources allows Icebreaker to move forward toward final approval.
Plans for Lake Erie wind farm clear a major hurdle, as ‘poison pill’ restriction is lifted
Plans to build the Icebreaker Wind project took a major – and unexpected – step forward Thursday.
Ohio lawmakers challenge siting board over ‘poison pill’ for offshore wind
The Ohio Power Siting Board says it may reconsider a ruling that developers say would effectively kill the state’s first offshore wind project
Cleveland Council President Wants Wind Turbine Restrictions Removed
The restrictions include shutting down the turbines every night for two-thirds of the year to protect migratory birds.
Let Project Icebreaker break the ice
The Ohio Power Siting Board should remove its 11th hour “poison pill” condition on the construction permit for the first freshwater offshore wind project in North America, a clean energy attorney says.
Reconsider Lake Erie Wind Farm Ruling
The six-turbine project, which would be several miles northwest of Cleveland, is projected to generate both 20 megawatts of clean power and $250 million for the local economy, creating more than 500 jobs, according to the letter. “Our region of the state has patiently awaited approval of Icebreake…
A bipartisan coalition of 32 state lawmakers from Northeast Ohio has interceded on behalf of the Lake Erie Energy Development Company’s 20.7-megawatt demonstration offshore wind project, now before state regulators.
Northeast Ohio lawmakers urge state regulators to reconsider Lake Erie wind farm ruling
Thirty-two lawmakers asked state regulators to reconsider a ruling they claim would doom the construction of Icebreaker Wind, the nation’s first freshwater offshore wind farm, in Lake Erie.
Ohio regulators OK Lake Erie wind farm with ‘poison pill’ that may kill project
Requirement for nightly shutdowns for two-thirds of the year reneges on compromise reached with agencies two years ago.
Final approval needed to move forward on Icebreaker Wind Project
If you support renewable energy development, climate change action, and Ohio’s economic growth, Green Energy Ohio encourages you to consider signing a letter in support of Icebreaker Wind. Click here to read a project update and access a downloadable letter of support!
GEO has submitted letters of support to various public forums and the Ohio Power Siting Board. Click on the corresponding year to view our letters of public support.