OPSB sets hearings for proposed solar farm in Vinton County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (June 27, 2018) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a hearing to allow members of the public to express their views regarding Vinton Solar Energy, LLC’s proposal to construct a solar powered electric generation facility in Vinton County. The local public hearing is scheduled as follows:

July 24, 2018, at 6 p.m.
Vinton County Community Building
31935 State Route 93
McArthur, Ohio 45651

The Vinton Solar Energy Facility would consist of multiple arrays of photovoltaic solar panels with a combined generating capacity of up to 125 megawatts. The proposed facility would be located on approximately 1,950 acres of leased land in Elk Township. Vinton Solar Energy plans to interconnect the facility to the electric transmission grid via American Electric Power’s nearby 138 kilovolt Elk Substation.

The adjudicatory hearing in this proceeding will begin at 10 a.m. on August 1, 2018, at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Hearing Room 11-D, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.

The OPSB postponed both hearings last fall in response to a request from Vinton Solar Energy to suspend the schedule in this case until the company obtained the required system impact study from PJM Interconnection. The PJM study was completed earlier this month.

Additional information regarding the proposed facility is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 17-0774-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.

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