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May 21, 2020
OPSB approves construction of Lake Erie wind power project

The OPSB today issued a conditioned certificate providing Icebreaker Windpower Inc. an opportunity to move forward with the construction of six wind turbine in Lake Erie. If constructed, this demonstration project will be the first freshwater offshore wind farm in North America.

April 16, 2020
OPSB authorizes construction of Nestlewood Solar Farm

The OPSB today approved Nestlewood Solar I, LLC’s application to construct a solar-powered electric generating facility in Brown and Clermont counties.

March 13, 2020
OPSB cancels hearings for Ohio State University combined heat and power project

The OPSB today canceled all hearings regarding the Ohio State University’s proposal to construct a combined heat and power facility on its Columbus campus. 

March 11, 2020
OPSB cancels hearings for Emerson Creek Wind Farm and transmission line

The OPSB today canceled all hearings regarding Firelands Wind, LLC’s proposal to construct the Emerson Creek Wind Farm and electric transmission line in Erie and Huron counties. The hearings, expected to draw large crowds, are being canceled out of an abundance of caution.

February 20, 2020
OPSB seeks input from stakeholders and public on administrative rules

The OPSB today announced its plan to launch a review of administrative rules. The review, required once every five years under Ohio law, will include opportunities for stakeholder and public engagement, including informal meetings and workshops, as well as a written comment period.

February 7, 2020
OPSB suspends procedural schedule for proposed Republic Wind Transmission Line

The OPSB today suspended the procedural schedule in the case regarding Republic Wind, LLC’s proposal to construct an electric transmission line in Seneca County. As a result of the suspension, the local public hearing scheduled for Feb. 26, 2020 in Tiffin, Ohio and the adjudicatory hearing scheduled for March 11, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio are canceled.

January 29, 2020
OPSB schedules hearings for Ohio State University combined heat and power project

The OPSB has scheduled hearings regarding the Ohio State University’s proposal to construct a combined heat and power facility on its Columbus campus.

January 16, 2020
OPSB approves new electric transmission lines in Miami, Wood counties

The OPSB today authorized Dayton Power and Light and American Transmission Systems, Inc. to construct 138 kilovolt electric transmission lines in Miami and Wood counties, respectively.

January 10, 2020
OPSB schedules hearings for Emerson Creek Transmission Line

The OPSB has scheduled hearings regarding Firelands Wind, LLC’s proposal to construct an electric transmission line to deliver power generated by the proposed Emerson Creek Wind Farm to the electric transmission grid.

December 23, 2019
OPSB schedules hearings for Emerson Creek Wind Farm

The OPSB has scheduled hearings regarding Firelands Wind, LLC’s proposal to construct the Emerson Creek Wind Farm in Erie and Huron counties.

December 18, 2019
OPSB schedules hearings for Republic Wind Transmission Line

The OPSB has scheduled hearings regarding Republic Wind, LLC’s proposal to construct an electric transmission line to connect the proposed Republic Wind Farm to the electric grid.

November 21, 2019
OPSB approves construction of Duke Energy pipeline, adopts rules regarding wind turbine incidents

The OPSB today authorized Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. to construct the C314V Central Corridor Pipeline Extension Project along the utility’s revised alternate route in Hamilton County. The OPSB also adopted new rules  that require wind farm operators to notify the OPSB when wind turbine incidents occur and to provide the OPSB with detailed reports regarding such incidents.

September 4, 2019
OPSB schedules public hearing for proposed transmission line in Wood County

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Bowling Green, Ohio on Oct. 24, 2019 to allow the public to express their views about American Transmission Systems, Inc.’s proposal to construct a new electric transmission line in Wood County.

August 19, 2019
OPSB reschedules hearings for Republic Wind Farm

The OPSB will hold a local hearing in Tiffin, Ohio on Sept. 12, 2019 to gather public input regarding a proposed wind farm in Seneca and Sandusky counties.

July 17, 2019
OPSB schedules public hearing for proposed transmission line in Miami County

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Troy, Ohio on September 17, 2019 to allow the public to express their views about Dayton Power and Light’s proposal to construct a new electric transmission line in Miami County.

July 8, 2019
OPSB reschedules hearings for Seneca Wind Farm

The Ohio Power Siting Board will hold a local hearing in Tiffin, Ohio on July 23, 2019 to obtain feedback from members of the public about the proposed Seneca Wind Farm.

June 20, 2019
OPSB seeks public comments on proposed wind rules

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today issued proposed rules applicable to wind-powered electric generation facilities in Ohio Administrative Code 4906-4-09.

May 24, 2019
OPSB to reschedule hearings for proposed transmission line in Wood County

The OPSB today suspended the hearings scheduled regarding American Transmission Systems, Inc.’s (ATSI) proposal to construct a new transmission line in central Wood County. The OPSB will reschedule the hearings at a later date.

May 16, 2019
OPSB approves construction of solar farms in Hardin, Highland counties

The OPSB today authorized Hardin Solar Energy II LLC and Hecate Highland Energy, LLC to construct solar-powered electric generating facilities in Hardin and Highland counties, respectively.

May 13, 2019
OPSB changes local public hearing location in Alamo Solar Farm case

The OPSB has changed the venue for the local public hearing scheduled for the proposed Alamo Solar Farm in Preble County. The date and time of the hearing will remain the same