OPSB schedules hearings for Ohio State University combined heat and power project

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 29, 2020) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has scheduled hearings regarding the Ohio State University’s proposal to construct a combined heat and power (CHP) facility on its Columbus campus. The local public hearing is scheduled as follows:

April 9, 2020, at 6 p.m.
Ohio History Center, Cardinal Classroom
800 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, 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 April 23, 2020, at 10 a.m., in hearing room 11-D, at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio. The purpose of the adjudicatory hearing is for the University, OPSB staff, and parties to the case to present evidence regarding the proposed facility.

The proposed CHP facility would be located on 1.18 acres of University-owned land on the western side of the Columbus campus. The facility would have a nameplate capacity of 105.5 megawatts and would serve as a primary source of electricity and heating for the campus. The facility would primarily be housed within a 60-foot tall building, with cooling towers extending 27 feet above the roof. Two steel stacks would extend to a total height of 115 feet above the ground.

Additional information regarding the proposed facility is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 19-1641-EL-BGN.

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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