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OPSB approves solar energy projects in Union, Wood, Crawford, and Marion counties

The OPSB today approved applications filed by Cadence Solar Energy LLC, Juliet Energy Project LLC, Sycamore Creek Solar LLC and Marion County Solar Project LLC to construct solar‑powered electric generating facilities in Union, Wood, Crawford, and Marion counties, respectively.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO (Nov. 18, 2021) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today approved applications filed by Cadence Solar Energy LLC, Juliet Energy Project LLC, Sycamore Creek Solar LLC and Marion County Solar Project LLC to construct solar‑powered electric generating facilities in Union, Wood, Crawford, and Marion counties, respectively.

Cadence Solar Energy

The 275 megawatt (MW) Cadence Solar Energy project will occupy approximately 1,925 acres within an approximately 4,900-acre project area in York, Liberty, and Taylor townships in Union County. The project will consist of large arrays of photovoltaic modules, commonly referred to as solar panels, as well as associated facilities including access roads, an operations and maintenance facility, electric collection lines, weather stations, inverters and transformers, and a substation.

Juliet Energy Project

The 101 MW Juliet Energy Project will be located on approximately 585 acres of an approximately 670-acre project area in Weston and Milton townships in Wood County. The project will consist of large arrays of solar panels and associated facilities including access roads, an operations and maintenance facility, electric collection lines, weather stations, inverters and transformers, and a substation.

Sycamore Creek Solar

The 117 MW Sycamore Creek Solar project will occupy approximately 650 acres within a 917-acre project site in Cranberry Township in Crawford County. The project will consist of large arrays of solar panels and associated facilities including access roads, an operations and maintenance facility, electric collection lines, weather stations, inverters and transformers, and a substation.

Marion County Solar Project

The 100 MW Marion County Solar Project will be located on approximately 724 acres within an approximately 970-acre project area in Marion Township in Marion County. The project will consist of large arrays of solar panels, as well as a battery energy storage system and associated facilities including access roads, an operations and maintenance facility, electric collection lines, weather stations, inverters and transformers, and a substation.

Amendment and rehearing

In other business, the OPSB granted an application to amend AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s Glencoe-Spiedel 138 kV Transmission Line Project located in Belmont County. The OPSB also denied applications for rehearing filed by parties to the Alamo Solar and Angelina Solar projects located in Preble County and the Emerson Creek Wind (Firelands Wind) project located in Erie and Huron counties. Finally, the OPSB adopted and submitted to the Ohio General Assembly a final version of a report regarding the power transmission system.

Additional information about today’s OPSB decisions is available at www.OPSB.ohio.gov. 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.