The project study area was approximately 50 square miles (31,986 acres) and expected to generate up to 300 MW of electrical power from up to 176 wind turbines. The project as initially proposed required approximately 60 miles of new access roads and approximately 84 miles of electrical collection lines.
Cardno conducted a desktop review of environmental features, wetland and stream delineations, GIS mapping, habitat evaluations using the ORAM, and RTE presence/absence surveys within the study area in support of the CECPN from the OPSB. Cardno also coordinated agency consultation, conducted impact assessment, and provided expert testimony during OPSB approval hearings. Our team conducted similar services for the proposed 5-mile associated transmission line and alternate route evaluations for the Scioto Ridge Wind Farm.
Cardno also prepared the Preconstruction Notices for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ nationwide permitting for access roads and collection lines crossing and/or impacting Waters of the U.S. The Scioto Ridge Wind Farm is currently under construction.