OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed Columbiana County power plant

COLUMBUS, OHIO (April 1, 2016) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a public hearing 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. The 1,100 megawatt natural gas-fired, combined-cycle facility would be located in Yellow Creek Township, approximately 3 miles northwest of the village of Wellsville. South Field Energy also plans to construct a 3-mile long 345 kilovolt electric transmission line and associated switching station that would interconnect the generation facility to an existing FirstEnergy transmission circuit.

The public hearing is scheduled for:

June 6, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Wellsville High School
1 Bengal Boulevard
Wellsville, Ohio 43968

The adjudicatory hearing will begin at 10 a.m. on June 21, 2016 at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, hearing room 11-D, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Additional information regarding the proposed generating facility, transmission line, and switching station is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case numbers 15-1716-EL-BGN and 15-1717-EL-BTX.

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The OPSB reviews applications for construction of major utility facilities in Ohio. Together with Ohio’s elected officials, citizen stakeholders and the energy industry, the OPSB strives to build a strong and competitive foundation for Ohio’s future.

Contact: Matt Butler, 614-644-7670