Representatives from Iberdrola Renewables including (l-r) Jim O'Conner, project developer; Mark Epstein, senior counsel; and Dan Litchfield, business developer, met with the Putnam County Commissioners Thursday morning to discuss the proposed Leipsic Wind Farm project. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
Representatives from Iberdrola Renewables including (l-r) Jim O'Conner, project developer; Mark Epstein, senior counsel; and Dan Litchfield, business developer, met with the Putnam County Commissioners Thursday morning to discuss the proposed Leipsic Wind Farm project. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
OTTAWA — Officials from Iberdrola met with Putnam County Commissioners on Thursday to explain the need for clarity on the county's language about how the taxes paid by Iberdrola will be distributed.
Three representatives from Iberdrola Renewables including their senior counsel and business developer  met with county officials to answer questions about the proposed project in Van Buren and Blanchard Township and to discuss the need for changes in the language in the motion approved by the commissioners.
The company's business developer, Dan Litchfield, Chicago; Senior counsel, Mark Epstein, Radnor, Penn, and project developer Jim O'Conner, with an office in Leipsic, met with the commissioners and Putnam County engineers office to give an update on their proposed project and to request a change in the language of how the taxes will be distributed in Putnam County.
When the wind project for Leipsic was initially proposed in 2011 Iberdrola Renewables planned on having 75 turbines, 2.0 MW, planned for the area. Because of more recent improvements in the efficiency of wind turbines Iberdrola now plans only 45 wind turbines that will each produce 3.3 megawatts for a total project capacity of 150 megawatts.
Read more about this in next week's Putnam County Sentinel.