The agreement approved Monday by the Ohio Power Siting Board allows Black Fork Wind Energy to construct the farm on 14,800 acres along the Crawford and Richland county line. The board says the company plans to begin construction in March and be operating by December.
Officials say the wind farm will be capable of generating 200 megawatts of electricity, enough to power tens of thousands of homes. The wind power project is expected to create between 70 and 95 construction jobs and 10 permanent positions.
It’s the ninth wind farm certified by the board. Combined, the wind farms total 662 wind turbines and can generate 1,251 megawatts of electricity.