OPSB approves construction of South Field Energy Generation Facility

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Sept. 22, 2016) – 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.

The South Field Energy Generation Facility will be located on a 150-acre parcel in Yellow Creek Township. A new 3.9-mile long 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line and electrical switchyard, also authorized by the OPSB today, will deliver power from the generation facility to the regional electric grid. South Field Energy proposes to commence construction in January 2017 and begin commercial operation of the facility by January 2020.

In other business, the OPSB issued proposed rules applicable to wind-powered electric generation facilities in amended Ohio Administrative Code 4906-4-08 and newly proposed 4906-4-09. The Board requests that interested persons submit comments on the rules by Oct. 24, 2016, and reply comments by Nov. 8, 2016.

Copies of today’s OPSB entries and orders are available online at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case numbers 15-1716-EL-BGN, 15-1717-EL-BTX, 16-0343-EL-BGA, 16-1109-GE-BRO.



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.