Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) held a public meeting on Thursday November 3, 2016 for the proposed Icebreaker Wind Project. Icebreaker is a 6-turbine wind demonstration project approximately 8-10 miles off shore in Lake Erie. The public meeting was in accordance with the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) state regulatory review process, and included project-specific information such as mapping, project component information (e.g., turbine foundations, underwater cable), preliminary visual simulations, and aquatic resources and avian/bat study methodologies. EDR Principal Ben Brazell was present at the meeting and assisted LEEDCo with public questions about the project’s visibility from the lakeshore and general questions about the OPSB process. EDR’s responsibilities for Icebreaker Wind include preparation of an Application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need, which will be submitted to the OPSB, along with preparation of multiple permit applications/analyses to be submitted to various federal agencies (e.g., Section 10/404 Application, Navigational Risk Assessment, Application for International Joint Commission Order).
Additional information on Project Icebreaker can be found here: http://www.leedco.org/icebreaker