OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed transmission line in Wood County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (April 12, 2019) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a hearing to allow the public to express their views about American Transmission Systems Inc.’s (ATSI) proposal to construct a new 6-mile long 138 kilovolt (kV) transmission line in central Wood County. The local public hearing is scheduled as follows:

June 13, 2019, at 6 p.m.
Ohio Department of Transportation – District 2
317 East Poe Road
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

The proposed Wood County 138 kV Reinforcement Project would connect ATSI’s existing Lemoyne-Midway 138 kV Transmission Line to the existing Brim Substation. Route alternatives under consideration would travel through Middleton, Center, and Plain townships and a part of the city of Bowling Green. ATSI proposed the project to improve the reliability of the electric grid in and around Bowling Green.

The adjudicatory hearing in this proceeding will begin at 10 a.m. on June 27, 2019, at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Hearing Room 11-C, located at 180 East Broad Street, in Columbus, Ohio 43215. The purpose of the adjudicatory hearing is for the applicant, the OPSB staff, and any other parties to the case to provide evidence regarding the project.

Additional information regarding the Wood County 138 kV Reinforcement Project is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 18-1335-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