OPSB schedules public hearing for proposed transmission line in Wood County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Sept. 4, 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 electric transmission line in Wood County. The hearing is scheduled as follows:

Oct. 24, 2019, at 6 p.m.
Ohio Department of Transportation – District 2
Conference room off of main floor lobby
317 East Poe Road
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

The proposed Wood County 138 kilovolt (kV) Reinforcement Project would consist of a new 6?mile?long transmission line in Wood County that would connect the existing Lemoyne-Midway 138 kV Transmission Line to the existing Brim Substation. Route alternatives under consideration would span parts of Middleton, Center, and Plain townships and a portion of the city of Bowling Green. The transmission line would be supported on wood poles and require a 60-foot-wide permanent right?of?way. According to ATSI, the purpose of the project is to improve the reliability and efficiency of the transmission system in the Bowling Green area.

The purpose of the local public hearing is to allow interested persons in the project area, who are not parties to the case, to provide testimony regarding the proposed facility. A separate adjudicatory hearing will commence on Nov. 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., in Hearing Room 11-D at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. The purpose of the adjudicatory hearing is for ATSI, OPSB staff, and parties to the case to present evidence regarding the proposed facility.

Additional information regarding the proposed transmission line 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