Ohio Power Siting Board Holding Hearing On 125 MW Solar Facility


Following delays last year, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) is holding a hearing on July 24 to allow members of the public to express their views regarding Vinton Solar Energy LLC’s proposal to construct a solar facility in Vinton County.

The Vinton Solar Energy Facility would comprise a solar PV project with a capacity of up to 125 MW. The proposed project would be located on approximately 1,950 acres of leased land in Elk Township. Vinton Solar Energy plans to interconnect the facility to the electric transmission grid via American Electric Power’s nearby 138 kV Elk Substation.

The OPSB postponed both hearings last fall in response to a request from Vinton Solar Energy to suspend the schedule until the company obtained a required system impact study from PJM Interconnection. The PJM study was completed in June, the board says.

An adjudicatory hearing in this proceeding will take place on Aug. 1.

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