OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed transmission line in Paulding County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (March 2, 2016) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (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 (kV) transmission line and associated switchyard in Benton and Harrison townships, Paulding County. The 8-mile long transmission line would connect the Timber Road I and III wind farms to American Electric Power’s 138 kV Lincoln-Sterling transmission circuit.

The public hearing is scheduled for:

April 21, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Wayne Trace Junior-Senior High School
4915 U.S. 127
?Haviland, Ohio 45851

The adjudicatory hearing in the case will begin at 10 a.m. on April 28, 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 transmission line is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 15-1737-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