OPSB to reschedule hearings for proposed transmission line in Wood County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (May 24, 2019) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today suspended the hearings scheduled regarding American Transmission Systems, Inc.’s (ATSI) proposal to construct a new transmission line in central Wood County. The suspension includes the local public hearing scheduled for June 13, 2019 in Bowling Green, Ohio and the evidentiary hearing scheduled for June 3, 2019 in Columbus. The OPSB will reschedule the hearings at a later date.

On May 23, 2019, ATSI and the OPSB staff filed a joint motion in the case record to suspend the hearing schedule. ATSI and the staff sought additional time for ATSI to provide the staff with information related to Federal Aviation Administration requirements and the related review by the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation.

The proposed Wood County 138 kilovolt (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 has proposed the 6-mile long transmission line to improve the reliability of the electric grid in and around Bowling Green.

Additional information regarding the proposed wind farm 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