‘Final Nail in Coffin’ for Icebreaker Offshore Wind Project, Developer Says

By [email protected] Icebreaker, the only advanced offshore wind project in the Great Lakes, appears to be dead in the water.

After years of permitting battles, the Ohio Power Siting Board this week approved the Icebreaker project, but it came with a “project killing” catch: The wind farm would be forced to pause its turbines at nighttime between March and November to protect birds and bats, gutting its revenue stream.

The six-turbine Icebreaker project has been under development for a decade by the non-profit Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) eight miles off Cleveland’s shore.

“We still have to evaluate things, but it’s looking like this

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