OPSB schedules hearings for Republic Wind Transmission Line

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Dec. 18, 2019) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (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. The local public hearing is scheduled as follows:

Feb. 26, 2020, at 6 p.m.
Osceola Theater, Gillmor Student Center
155 Miami Street
Tiffin, 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 March 11, 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 Republic Wind, OPSB staff, and parties to the case to present evidence regarding the facility.

As proposed, the Republic Wind Transmission Line would consist of a 7.2-mile long 138 kilovolt electric transmission line and a point of interconnection substation located in Pleasant and Adams townships in Seneca County. The proposed Republic Wind Farm, pending separately in case number 17-2295-EL-BGN, would consist of up to 47 wind turbines located in Adams, Reed, Scipio, and Thompson townships in Seneca County and York Township in Sandusky County. The wind farm would have a total generating capacity of up to 200 megawatts.

Additional information regarding the proposed wind farm is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 19-1066-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