OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed Highland County solar farm

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 15, 2019) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a hearing to allow the public to express their views about Hecate Energy Highland LLC’s proposal to construct a solar-powered electric generation facility in Highland County. The local public hearing is scheduled as follows:

March 19, 2019, at 6 p.m.
Whiteoak High School
Student Activity Center
44 N. High St.
Mowrystown, OH  45155

The proposed Highland Solar Farm project would consist of multiple arrays of solar photovoltaic panels with a combined generating capacity of up to 300 megawatts (MW). The facility would be located in Clay and Whiteoak townships.

The adjudicatory hearing in the Highland Solar Farm proceeding will begin at 10 a.m. on March 26, 2019, at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Hearing Room 11-D, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215. The purpose of the adjudicatory hearing is to allow formal parties to the case to present pre-filed testimony and evidence, and to cross examine other parties’ witnesses.

Additional information regarding the Highland Solar Farm project is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 18-1334-EL-BGN.


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