OPSB schedules hearings for Emerson Creek Transmission Line

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 10, 2020) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (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. The local public hearing is scheduled as follows:

April 6, 2020, at 6 p.m.
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6104 US-20
Bellevue, Ohio

The purpose of the local public hearing is to allow interested persons, who are not parties to the case, to provide sworn testimony regarding the proposed facility.

The adjudicatory hearing will begin on May 5, 2020, at 10 a.m., in hearing room 11-A, at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio. The purpose of the adjudicatory hearing is for Firelands Wind, OPSB staff, and parties to the case to present evidence regarding the facility.

The approximately 9-mile long Emerson Creek Transmission Line would be located in Oxford Township in Erie County and Lyme and Ridgefield townships in Huron County. The proposed Emerson Creek Wind Farm, pending separately in case number 18-1607-EL-BGN, would consist of up to 71 wind turbines at 87 possible locations with a maximum total generating capacity of approximately 297.66 megawatts. The wind farm would be located in Groton and Oxford townships in Erie County and Lyme, Norwich, Richmond, Ridgefield, and Sherman townships in Huron County.

Additional information regarding the proposed transmission line is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 19-1073-EL-BTX.

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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