Nation's first freshwater windfarm all but approved as Ohio siting board removes 'poison pill'

Utility Dive: The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo), developer of the 20.7 megawatt "IceBreaker" demonstration wind farm eight to 10 miles offshore from downtown Cleveland must now wait for the draft document to be amended and the Power Siting Board to reconvene in order to officially vote on the construction permit.

Samuel Randazzo, the top utility regulator in the state, said the extra meeting would be "expeditiously" convened, schedules permitting. Randazzo chairs the Power Siting Board and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

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