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OPSB authorizes construction of solar project in Pickaway and Ross counties

The OPSB today approved Yellowbud Solar, LLC’s application to construct a 274 megawatt solar-powered generating facility located in Deerfield and Union townships in Ross County, and Deercreek and Wayne townships in Pickaway County.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO (Feb. 18, 2021) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today approved Yellowbud Solar, LLC’s application to construct a 274 megawatt solar-powered generating facility located in Deerfield and Union townships in Ross County, and Deercreek and Wayne townships in Pickaway County.

The Yellowbud Solar Project will occupy approximately 1,383 acres within a 2,040-acre project area. The project will consist of large arrays of ground-mounted photovoltaic modules, commonly referred to as solar panels, mounted on a tracking system that will rotate to track the sun. The project will include associated facilities such as access roads, meteorological stations, electric collection lines, inverters and transformers, a substation, a 138 kilovolt gen-tie line, a point of interconnection switchyard, and an operations and maintenance building.

Additional information about today’s OPSB decision is available at www.OPSB.ohio.gov. Copies of today’s opinion and order will be available in case number 20-0972-EL-BGN. A recorded webcast of today’s OPSB meeting is available on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/PUCOhio.  

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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.