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On May 21st, the Ohio Power Sitting Board (OPSB) approved the Icebreaker Wind project but imposed 33 conditions that Icebreaker Wind must comply with during all phases of planning, construction, and operation. Many of these conditions make the project financially infeasible.

Icebreaker Wind has asked OPSB to reconsider their ruling.
OPSB has 30 days to decide if they will accept the appeal and rehear the matter.

We need your voice to let our state and local leaders know that OPSB needs to stay the course and continue to protect our greatest natural resource.

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What they Say.

Project Icebreaker is a pilot project for a potential Industrial Wind Turbine Corridor.

Project Icebreaker is coordinated by LEEDCo, an Ohio based non-profit, and Icebreaker Windpower, Inc., a for-project company owned by Fred Olsen Renewables of Oslo, Norway.

According to LEEDCo,
Icebreaker Wind is:

  • The first offshore wind project in the Great Lakes

  • The first freshwater offshore wind project in North America

  • A Department of Energy Advanced Technology Offshore Wind Demonstration Project

  • 7 MW offshore wind farm comprised on six 3.45 MW turbines

  • Located 8 miles offshore of Cleveland, Ohio in Lake Erie

What they Don't.

What isn’t disclosed in such plain-language are the future plans for Lake Erie.  LEEDCo and Icebreaker Windpower, Inc. has stated, publicly, their ultimate plans of using Lake Erie as the home to a 5,000 MW offshore wind turbine factory. 

A wind factory of that size will require 1,450 turbines on Lake Erie.

Our opposition to Project Icebreaker Wind is based on three areas of concern.

  • Economic Viability

  • Environmental Impact

  • Aesthetic Preservation

Help us save Lake Erie and the Great Lakes!

The BAO is dedicated to protecting our greatest natural resource (Lake Erie) and ensuring that it is properly managed so that our communities can benefit from it now and for generations to come.

The BAO supports alternative and clean energy but wants to ensure that these alternate energy sources are implemented responsibly and provide the communities they serve with both financial and environmental benefits.