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OPSB authorizes construction of Madison County solar farm

The OPSB approved Madison Fields Solar Project, LLC’s application to construct a 180 megawatt solar-powered generating facility in Pike Township, Madison County.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 21, 2021) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today approved Madison Fields Solar Project, LLC’s application to construct a 180 megawatt solar-powered generating facility in Pike Township, Madison County.

The Madison Fields Solar Project will occupy approximately 1,000 acres within a 1,932-acre project area near the community of Rosedale. 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 kV 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 19-1881-EL-BGN.

In separate business, the OPSB approved amendments to the Hardin Solar II Project (case number 20‑1321-EL-BGA) and the Duke Energy Ohio Central Corridor Pipeline Project (case number 20‑1392-EL-BGA). 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.