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OPSB to hold local public hearing for proposed solar facility in Hancock County

The OPSB will hold a local public hearing regarding South Branch Solar, LLC’s proposal to construct an up to 205-megawatt solar ‑powered electric generation facility in Washington Township in Hancock County.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO (Nov. 2, 2021) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a local public hearing regarding South Branch Solar, LLC’s proposal to construct an up to 205-megawatt solar ‑powered electric generation facility in Washington Township in Hancock County. The hearing is scheduled for:

Jan. 26, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.
Findlay Elks Lodge #75
900 W. Melrose Avenue
Findlay, Ohio 45840

The purpose of the hearing is to allow members of the public to provide sworn testimony regarding the proposed facility. Witnesses will register when they arrive at the hearing and will testify in the order in which they register. Testimony will be limited to five minutes per witness, and the hearing transcript will become part of the case record considered by the OPSB. If a witness wishes to supplement their testimony with an exhibit, a copy of the document should be provided to the administrative law judge during the hearing.

Consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and the May 17, 2021 Ohio Department of Health order, unless otherwise specified by the facility, individuals who are not fully vaccinated should plan to wear a face covering and socially distance.

The South Branch Solar project would consist of solar panel arrays and associated facilities occupying an approximately 1,000-acre project area. The project would include electrical collection lines, inverters, access roads, perimeter fencing, a substation, and a generation interconnect line.

Additional information regarding the proposed solar facility is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 21-0669-EL-BGN.

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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.