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December 7, 2018
OPSB sets public hearing for proposed Seneca Wind Farm

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Tiffin, Ohio on Feb. 19, 2019 to allow the public to express their views about Seneca Wind’s proposal to construct a wind-powered electric generation facility in parts of Seneca County.

November 30, 2018
OPSB sets hearing schedule for proposed solar farm in Brown, Highland counties

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Hillsboro, Ohio on Feb. 19, 2019 to allow members of the public to express their views about Willowbrook Solar I, LLC’s proposal to construct a solar-powered electric generation facility in Brown and Highland counties.

November 15, 2018
OPSB approves construction of transmission lines in Harrison, Ross counties

The OPSB today authorized Harrison Power Transmission, LLC and AEP Ohio Transmission Company (AEP Ohio Transco) to construct 138 kilovolt electric transmission line projects in Harrison and Ross counties, respectively.

October 1, 2018
OPSB schedules public hearing for AEP transmission line rebuild in Belmont County

The OPSB will hold a hearing in St. Clairsville, Ohio on Nov. 29, 2018 to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to construct a new 138 kilovolt electric transmission line in Smith, Goshen, and Warren townships in Belmont County.

September 20, 2018
OPSB approves construction of Vinton County solar farm, AEP Ohio Transco transmission lines

The OPSB today authorized Vinton Solar Energy LLC to construct a 125 megawatt solar farm in Vinton County. The OPSB also authorized AEP Ohio Transmission Company to construct two 138 kilovolt electric transmission line projects.

September 19, 2018
OPSB sets public hearing for proposed Timber Road IV Wind Farm

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Paulding, Ohio on Dec. 4, 2018 to allow the public to express their views about plans to construct a new wind-powered electric generation facility in Paulding County.

September 5, 2018
OPSB postpones hearings scheduled for proposed Republic Wind Farm

The OPSB has postponed two hearings scheduled for Republic Wind, LLC’s proposal to construct a wind farm in Seneca and Sandusky counties, and will reschedule the hearings at a later date.

August 22, 2018
OPSB schedules public hearing for transmission line proposed in Brown County

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Sardinia, Ohio on Oct. 11, 2018 to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to construct a new 138 kilovolt electric transmission line in Eagle Township, Brown County.

August 16, 2018
OPSB approves construction of AEP Ohio Transco transmission lines

The OPSB authorized AEP Ohio Transmission Company to construct two 138 kilovolt electric transmission line projects in southern Ohio. The projects will improve the quality and reliability of electric service in the region.

August 1, 2018
OPSB reschedules adjudicatory hearing for proposed Lake Erie wind farm

The OPSB rescheduled the adjudicatory hearing regarding Icebreaker Windpower, Inc.’s application to construct a wind-powered electric generation facility in Lake Erie. The hearing will begin on Sept. 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

July 27, 2018
OPSB schedules public hearing for transmission line proposed in northwestern Jackson County

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Jackson, Ohio on Oct. 10, 2018 to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to construct the Pine Ridge Switch-Heppner 138 kV Transmission Line Project spanning parts of Jackson County.

July 23, 2018
OPSB sets public hearing for proposed Republic Wind Farm

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Green Springs, Ohio on Oct. 2, 2018 to allow the public to express their views about Republic Wind’s proposal to construct a wind-powered electric generation facility in parts of Seneca and Sandusky counties.

July 18, 2018
OPSB schedules public hearing for proposed AEP transmission line in Jackson, Ross counties

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Jackson, Ohio on Oct. 3, 2018 to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s (AEP Ohio Transco) proposal to construct a new 138 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line spanning parts of Jackson and Ross counties.

July 5, 2018
OPSB postpones local hearing for proposed transmission line in Harrison County

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Cadiz, Ohio on Sept. 12, 2018 to allow the public to express their views about Harrison Power Transmission, LLC’s proposal to construct an overhead transmission line in Harrison County.

June 27, 2018
OPSB sets hearings for proposed solar farm in Vinton County

The OPSB will hold a hearing in McArthur, Ohio on July 24, 2018 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.

June 21, 2018
OPSB approves construction of new power plant in Harrison County

The OPSB today authorized Harrison Power LLC to construct a 1,050 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electric generation facility in in Cadiz, Ohio.

June 18, 2018
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed AEP transmission line in Ross County

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Chillicothe on August 30, 2018 to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to construct a 138 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line spanning parts of Ross County.

May 23, 2018
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed AEP transmission line in Seneca and Sandusky counties

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Bettsville, Ohio on June 25, 2018 to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to construct a 138 kilovolt electric transmission line spanning parts of Seneca and Sandusky counties. 

April 23, 2018
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed transmission line in Harrison County

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Cadiz, Ohio on July 19, 2018 to allow the public to express their views about Harrison Power Transmission, LLC’s proposal to construct a new overhead electric transmission line in Harrison County.

April 20, 2018
OPSB sets additional hearing for proposed Lake Erie wind farm

The OPSB will hold a local hearing in Cleveland on July 19, 2018 to allow the public to express their views about Icebreaker Windpower, Inc.’s application to construct a wind-powered electric generation facility in Lake Erie.

April 16, 2018
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed AEP transmission line in Monroe and Washington counties

The OPSB will hold a hearing in New Matamoras, Ohio on April 16, 2018 to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to build a new 138 kilovolt electric transmission line spanning southern Monroe County and northeastern Washington County.

April 9, 2018
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed AEP transmission line in Washington County

The OPSB will hold a local public hearing on June 4, 2018 to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to build a new 138 kilovolt electric transmission line in eastern Washington County.

March 12, 2018
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed AEP transmission line in Ross County

The OPSB will hold a hearing on June 4, 2018 to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to rebuild approximately 4.8 miles of its existing Berlin-Ross 69 kilovolt (kV) transmission line to 138 kV standards.

February 15, 2018
OPSB approves construction of two utility-scale solar farms

The OPSB today authorized the construction of solar-powered electric generating facilities in Brown and Hardin counties. The two projects are the first of their kind reviewed by the OPSB and would become the largest solar farms in Ohio once constructed.

January 26, 2018
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed power plant in Harrison County

The OPSB will hold a hearing on April 5, 2017 to allow the public to express their views about Harrison Power LLC’s proposal to construct a 1,050 megawatt natural gas-fired electric generating facility in Cadiz, Ohio.

January 18, 2018
OPSB approves construction of AEP Ohio Transco Transmission Lines

The OPSB today authorized AEP Ohio Transmission Company to construct two electric transmission line projects in southeastern Ohio.

December 7, 2017
OPSB approves construction of new power plant in Lucas County

The OPSB today authorized Clean Energy Future-Oregon, LLC to construct a 955 megawatt natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electric generation facility in Lucas County.

November 21, 2017
OPSB postpones hearings for proposed solar farm in Vinton County

The OPSB has postponed two hearings previously scheduled regarding Vinton Solar Energy, LLC’s proposal to construct a solar-powered electric generation facility in Vinton County. The OPSB will reschedule the hearings at a later date.

October 26, 2017
OPSB postpones adjudicatory hearing for proposed Lake Erie wind farm

The OPSB has postponed the adjudicatory hearing previously scheduled for Icebreaker Windpower, Inc.’s application to construct a wind-powered electric generation facility in Lake Erie. The OPSB will reschedule the adjudicatory hearing at a later date.

October 16, 2017
OPSB sets hearing schedule for proposed Washington County transmission line

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Lower Salem, Ohio on Nov. 1, 2017 to allow members of the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to construct an electric transmission line in Washington County.

October 12, 2017
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed solar farm in Hardin County

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Kenton, Ohio on Dec. 6, 2017 to allow members of the public to express their views about Hardin Solar Energy LLC’s proposal to construct a solar-powered electric generation facility in Hardin County.

October 10, 2017
OPSB postpones hearings for proposed transmission line in Washington County

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has postponed the two hearings previously scheduled for AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s (AEP Ohio Transco) proposal to construct an electric transmission line in Washington County. The OPSB will reschedule the hearings at a later date.

October 5, 2017
OPSB approves construction of new power plants in Guernsey and Trumbull counties

The OPSB today separately authorized the construction of natural gas-fired, combined cycle generation facilities in Guernsey and Trumbull counties. The two facilities will add 2,040 megawatts of generation capacity to the regional transmission grid.

September 29, 2017
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed solar farm in Vinton County

The OPSB will hold a hearing in McArthur, Ohio on Dec. 5, 2017 to allow members of the public to express their views about Vinton Solar Energy, LLC’s proposal to construct a solar-powered electric generation facility in Vinton County.

September 27, 2017
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed power line rebuild in Belmont County

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Bellaire, Ohio on Nov. 14, 2017 to allow members of the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposed West Bellaire-Glencoe 138 kilovolt Transmission Line Rebuild Project .

September 26, 2017
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed solar farm in Brown County

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Mount Orab, Ohio on Nov. 30, 2017 to allow members of the public to express their views about Hillcrest Solar I, LLC’s proposal to construct a solar-powered electric generation facility in Brown County.

August 25, 2017
OPSB postpones hearing for proposed Duke Energy Ohio pipeline extension

The OPSB has postponed the adjudicatory hearing previously scheduled for Duke Energy Ohio’s proposal to construct a natural gas pipeline extension in Hamilton County and will reschedule the hearing at a later date.

August 21, 2017
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed transmission line in Washington County

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Lower Salem, Ohio on Oct. 10, 2017 to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to construct a new electric transmission line in Washington County.

August 17, 2017
OPSB approves construction of transmission lines in Clark and Monroe counties

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today separately authorized American Transmission Systems, Inc. (ATSI) and AEP Ohio Transmission Company (AEP Ohio Transco) to construct three new electric transmission lines in Clark and Monroe counties.

August 16, 2017
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed wind farm in Lake Erie

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Cleveland on Nov. 8, 2017 to allow the public to express their views about Icebreaker Windpower, Inc.’s application to construct a wind-powered electric generation facility in Lake Erie.

June 30, 2017
OPSB schedules hearings for proposed Lucas County power plant

The OPSB will hold a hearing on Sept. 20, 2017 to allow the public to express their views about Clean Energy Future-Oregon, LLC’s proposal to construct a new electric generating facility in Lucas County.

June 23, 2017
OPSB postpones hearings for proposed Belmont County transmission line

The OPSB has cancelled the two hearings previously scheduled for AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s (AEP Ohio Transco) proposal to rebuild an electric transmission line in Belmont County. The OPSB will reschedule the hearings at a later date.

June 22, 2017
OPSB reschedules adjudicatory hearing for proposed Duke Energy Ohio pipeline extension

The OPSB has rescheduled to Sept. 11, 2017 the adjudicatory hearing regarding Duke Energy Ohio’s proposal to construct a natural gas pipeline extension in Hamilton County.

June 20, 2017
OPSB schedules hearings for proposed Trumbull County power plant

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Lordstown on July 25, 2017 to allow the public to express their views about Clean Energy Future-Trumbull, LLC’s proposal to construct a new electric generating facility in Trumbull County. 

June 7, 2017
LOCATION CHANGE: OPSB schedules hearings for proposed transmission line in Monroe County

A local public hearing to allow the public to express their views about an AEP Ohio Transmission Company (AEP Ohio Transco) proposal to construct a new electric transmission line in Monroe County will now be held June 28, 2017 at 6 p.m.

June 1, 2017
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed Guernsey County power plant

The OPSB will hold a hearing in Byesville, Ohio on Aug. 15, 2017 to allow the public to express their views about Guernsey Power Station, LLC’s proposal to construct a new electric generating facility in Guernsey County.

May 17, 2017
OPSB schedules hearings for proposed Belmont County transmission line project

The OPSB will hold a local public hearing in Bellaire, Ohio on July 10, 2017 to allow the public to express their views about an AEP Ohio Transmission Company proposal to rebuild an electric transmission line in Belmont County.

May 10, 2017
OPSB schedules hearings for proposed AEP Ohio Transco transmission line

The OPSB will hold a local public hearing on June 6, 2017 to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transco's proposal to construct the Lamping-Rouse 138 kilovolt transmission line in southwestern Monroe County. 

May 4, 2017
OPSB approves construction of AEP Ohio Transco transmission line rebuilds

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today authorized AEP Ohio Transmission Company (AEP Ohio Transco) to rebuild two electric transmission lines in Harrison and Tuscarawas counties.

April 18, 2017
OPSB schedules hearings for proposed transmission line in Monroe County

The OPSB will hold a local public hearing in Sarahsville, Ohio on June 28, 2017 to allow the public to express their views about an AEP Ohio Transmission Company proposal to construct a new electric transmission line in Monroe County.

April 13, 2017
OPSB schedules hearings for proposed Duke Energy Ohio pipeline extension

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a local public hearing to allow the public to express their views regarding Duke Energy Ohio’s proposal to construct a natural gas pipeline extension in Butler, Hamilton and Warren counties.

April 12, 2017
OPSB schedules hearings for proposed transmission line upgrades in Clark County

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a local public hearing to allow the public to express their views about an American Transmission Systems, Incorporated (ATSI) proposal to upgrade electric transmission lines located in Clark County.

February 2, 2017
OPSB approves construction of AEP Ohio Transco Transmission Projects

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today authorized AEP Ohio Transmission Company (AEP Ohio Transco) to construct three electric transmission line projects in four southeastern Ohio counties.