OPSB reschedules adjudicatory hearing for proposed Duke Energy Ohio pipeline extension

COLUMBUS, OHIO (June 22, 2017) –  The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has rescheduled the adjudicatory hearing regarding Duke Energy Ohio’s proposal to construct a natural gas pipeline extension in Hamilton County. The adjudicatory hearing will now be held:

Sept. 11, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Hearing Room 11-A
180 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

The purpose of the adjudicatory hearing is to allow parties to the case to provide sworn testimony and cross examine witnesses. The OPSB rescheduled the hearing in response to requests from several intervening parties to delay the hearing and to afford the parties additional time to evaluate the impact of Duke Energy Ohio’s proposal. This hearing replaces the previously-announced adjudicatory hearing, but remains scheduled for the same location.

Duke Energy Ohio proposes to construct the approximately 13-mile long, 20-inch diameter C314V Central Corridor Pipeline Extension in order to increase the reliability of natural gas delivery in the Cincinnati area. The proposed pipeline would run from an existing pipeline near the intersection of Butler, Warren and Hamilton counties to an existing pipeline in either the Norwood area or the Fairfax area.

The OPSB held a local public hearing in Blue Ash, Ohio on June 15, 2017 to gather statements from members of the affected public who are not parties to the case. Once complete, the transcript for each hearing will be filed in the record for case number 16-0253-GA-BTX at www.OPSB.ohio.gov.

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The Ohio Power Siting Board reviews applications for the construction of major utility facilities in Ohio. Together with Ohio’s elected officials, citizen stakeholders, and the energy industry, the Board strives to build a strong and competitive foundation for Ohio’s future.

Contact: Matt Butler, (614) 644-7670