Organization: Green Umbrella Energy Action Team
Join the Green Umbrella's Energy Action Team on June 1st, 2018 for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Hog Creek Wind Project near Ada, Ohio. Operated by EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), the 66MW commercial wind project is composed of 30 Vestas wind turbines and produces enough electricity for 19,000 Ohio homes. EDPR NA’s $110 million investment in the Hog Creek Wind Project will provide millions in tax dollars to local governments and lease payments to landowners over the lifetime of the project. EDPR NA operates a total of four wind energy projects in the state of Ohio, including the 100.8MW Amazon Wind Farm Ohio - Timber Road project in Paulding County, Ohio.
Participants will have the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of an operational commercial wind turbine project. While on site, participants will be given tours of the wind turbine project, operational hub, maintenance and equipment facility, and the project substation. In addition to the exclusive tour, registrants will have the chance to speak with wind operators and technicians, and learn firsthand about the high voltage gear, climbing harnesses, and other specialized equipment used by wind technicians. Transportation to and from the Hog Creek Wind Project as well as a boxed lunch provided will be provided by EDPR NA.
Click here to read the "Farm Fact Sheet" and learn more about Hog Creek Wind Farm!
Hog Creek “Behind the Scenes” Wind Project Tour Schedule:
8:00 - 8:30am: Departure to Hog Creek Wind Project (departure location: Green Umbrella. 5030 Oaklawn Dr)
8:30 - 10:00am: Wind energy policy & economics panel with industry experts (en route to Hog Creek)
10:00 - 10:30am: Arrival at Hog Creek Wind Project
10:30 - 2:00pm: Hog Creek Wind Project presentation, discussion, tour, & lunch provided by EDPR
1:30-2:00pm: Departure to Cincinnati
2:00-4:00pm: Post-tour discussion and film (en route to Cincinnati)
4:00-4:30pm: Arrival in Cincinnati (arrival location: Green Umbrella. 5030 Oaklawn Dr)
Wind Energy Policy in Ohio:
In 2014, the Ohio legislature passed a bill that tripled the property line setbacks, or the distance away from adjacent properties and habitable buildings, for wind turbines constructed in the state of Ohio. This legislation, deemed by some experts as the most restrictive in the country, effectively eliminated the growth of commercial wind projects in Ohio. During the Hog Creek Wind Project tour, participants will learn from policy experts, industry professionals, property owners, and wind turbine technicians about the economic and jobs benefits that could flow into the state of Ohio if the property line setback policy was less restrictive.