EDR would like to congratulate our client, Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), on the filing of an Application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need (Certificate Application), which was submitted to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) on February 1, 2017. Icebreaker Wind is a 6-turbine wind demonstration project in Lake Erie, proposed to be located approximately 8-10 miles off shore of Cleveland, and would be the first off shore freshwater wind project in North America. EDR is serving as LEEDCo’s lead environmental consultant for this project, and our responsibilities for Icebreaker Wind include preparation of the Certificate Application and associated support studies such as a Visual Impact Assessment and Socioeconomic Report, along with preparation of multiple permit applications/analyses to be submitted to various federal agencies (e.g., Section 10/404 Application, Navigational Risk Assessment, and Application for International Joint Commission Order).
The complete Certificate Application can be found here: https://www.opsb.ohio.gov/opsb/index.cfm/siting-case-breakdown/16-1871-el-bgn-icebreaker-wind-facility-lake-erie/
Additional information on Project Icebreaker can be found here: http://www.leedco.org/icebreaker
For More InformationBenjamin R. Brazell | Principal, Director of Environmental Services