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February 2, 2017
OPSB approves construction of AEP Ohio Transco Transmission Projects

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today authorized AEP Ohio Transmission Company (AEP Ohio Transco) to construct three electric transmission line projects in four southeastern Ohio counties.

December 9, 2016
OPSB sets hearings for proposed transmission line upgrades in Harrison and Tuscarawas counties

The OPSB will hold a local public hearing on Jan. 11, 2017 to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposals to rebuild two electric transmission lines located in Harrison and Tuscarawas counties.

October 20, 2016
OPSB sets hearings for proposed transmission line upgrades in southeast Ohio

The OPSB scheduled a local public hearing to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposals to rebuild two electric transmission lines located in Belmont, Guernsey, and Noble counties.

September 22, 2016
OPSB approves construction of South Field Energy Generation Facility

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today authorized South Field Energy, LLC to construct a 1,105 megawatt natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electric generation facility in Columbiana County.

September 12, 2016
OPSB schedules hearings for proposed transmission line spanning Noble and Washington counties

The OPSB scheduled a local hearing to provide the public an opportunity to testify about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to construct an electric transmission line between its South Caldwell and Macksburg substations.

May 19, 2016
OPSB approves transmission line for Timber Road Wind Farm

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today authorized Paulding Wind Farm III, LLC to construct a new 138-kilovolt electric transmission line in Paulding County.

April 1, 2016
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed Columbiana County power plant

The OPSB will hold a public hearing on June 6, 2016 to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about South Field Energy, LLC’s proposal to construct a new electric generating facility and related transmission infrastructure in Columbiana County. 

March 2, 2016
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed transmission line in Paulding County

The OPSB will hold a public hearing to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about Paulding Wind Farm III’s proposal to construct a 138 kilovolt transmission line and associated switchyard in Benton and Harrison townships, Paulding County.

September 17, 2015
OPSB approves Lordstown Energy Center, Lorain County substation

The OPSB today authorized Clean Energy Future-Lordstown (CEF-L) to construct an 800-megawatt natural gas-fired combined-cycle generation facility in Lordstown, Ohio.

June 17, 2015
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed Lorain County substation

The OPSB will hold a public hearing on Aug. 12, 2015 to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about American Transmission Systems, Inc.’s proposal to construct the Lake Avenue Substation in Elyria, Ohio. 

June 5, 2015
Power Siting Board approves AEP and NRG utility infrastructure projects

The Ohio Power Siting Board late yesterday authorized AEP Ohio Transmission Company to construct the Gable Substation in rural Jefferson County. Separately, the Board approved the construction of NRG Ohio Pipeline’s Avon Lake Gas Addition Project in Lorain County.

June 1, 2015
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed Lordstown power plant

The OPSB will hold a public hearing on July 28, 2015 to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about Clean Energy Future-Lordstown’s proposal to construct an 800 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Lordstown, Ohio.