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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.

December 9, 2016
OPSB sets hearings for proposed transmission line upgrades in Harrison and Tuscarawas counties

The OPSB will hold a local public hearing on Jan. 11, 2017 to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposals to rebuild two electric transmission lines located in Harrison and Tuscarawas counties.

October 20, 2016
OPSB sets hearings for proposed transmission line upgrades in southeast Ohio

The OPSB scheduled a local public hearing to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposals to rebuild two electric transmission lines located in Belmont, Guernsey, and Noble counties.

September 22, 2016
OPSB approves construction of South Field Energy Generation Facility

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today authorized South Field Energy, LLC to construct a 1,105 megawatt natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electric generation facility in Columbiana County.

September 12, 2016
OPSB schedules hearings for proposed transmission line spanning Noble and Washington counties

The OPSB scheduled a local hearing to provide the public an opportunity to testify about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to construct an electric transmission line between its South Caldwell and Macksburg substations.

April 1, 2016
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed Columbiana County power plant

The OPSB will hold a public hearing on June 6, 2016 to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about South Field Energy, LLC’s proposal to construct a new electric generating facility and related transmission infrastructure in Columbiana County. 

March 2, 2016
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed transmission line in Paulding County

The OPSB will hold a public hearing to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about Paulding Wind Farm III’s proposal to construct a 138 kilovolt transmission line and associated switchyard in Benton and Harrison townships, Paulding County.

September 17, 2015
OPSB approves Lordstown Energy Center, Lorain County substation

The OPSB today authorized Clean Energy Future-Lordstown (CEF-L) to construct an 800-megawatt natural gas-fired combined-cycle generation facility in Lordstown, Ohio.

June 17, 2015
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed Lorain County substation

The OPSB will hold a public hearing on Aug. 12, 2015 to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about American Transmission Systems, Inc.’s proposal to construct the Lake Avenue Substation in Elyria, Ohio. 

June 5, 2015
Power Siting Board approves AEP and NRG utility infrastructure projects

The Ohio Power Siting Board late yesterday authorized AEP Ohio Transmission Company to construct the Gable Substation in rural Jefferson County. Separately, the Board approved the construction of NRG Ohio Pipeline’s Avon Lake Gas Addition Project in Lorain County.

June 1, 2015
OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed Lordstown power plant

The OPSB will hold a public hearing on July 28, 2015 to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about Clean Energy Future-Lordstown’s proposal to construct an 800 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Lordstown, Ohio.

March 25, 2015
OPSB schedules local public hearing for Avon Lake Gas Addition Project

The OPSB will hold a public hearing on April 8, 2015 to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about NRG Ohio Pipeline Company’s proposal to construct a 20-mile long natural gas pipeline in Lorain County.  

March 9, 2015
Power Siting Board approves AEP transmission projects in south central Ohio

The OPSB today authorized AEP Ohio Transmission Company to construct two 138 kilovolt (kV) transmission lines in south central Ohio. The projects will reinforce the electric transmission system in the Chillicothe and Circleville, Ohio areas.

March 5, 2015
Local Public Hearing Scheduled for AEP's Gable Substation Project

The OPSB will hold a public hearing to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about American Electric Power Ohio Transmission Company’s (AEP) proposal to construct an 138 kilovolt (kV) substation in Jefferson County.  

November 24, 2014
Ohio Power Siting Board approves Middletown Energy Center

The OPSB today authorized NTE Ohio, to construct a 525 megawatt natural gas fired, combined-cycle generation facility in Middletown, Ohio.

November 19, 2014
OPSB to hold Local Public Hearing for AEP Biers Run-Hopetown-Delano Transmission Line

The OPSB will hold a public hearing to gather testimony from area residents about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to construct the Biers Run-Hopetown-Delano transmission line in Ross County.   

May 28, 2013
OPSB approves Buckeye II Wind Farm

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today modified and approved Champaign Wind, LLC’s request to construct the Buckeye II Wind Farm in Champaign County.

September 25, 2012
OPSB sets public hearing for new substation in Fulton County

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a public hearing in Swanton, Ohio to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about American Transmission Systems, Inc.’s (ATSI) proposal to construct the Fulton Substation in Fulton County.

September 24, 2014
OPSB to hold Local Public Hearings for AEP’s Biers Run to Circleville Transmission Line

The OPSB will hold two public hearings to gather testimony from area residents about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to construct the Biers Run to Circleville Transmission Line Project in Pickaway and Ross counties.

September 11, 2014
OPSB to hold Local Public Hearing for Middletown Energy Center

The OPSB will hold a public hearing on Oct. 28, 2014 to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about the proposed Middletown Energy Center in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio.