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OSPB schedules hearing in Hardin County for 150 megawatt Solar Energy Facility


COLUMBUS, OHIO (Oct. 12, 2017) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a hearing to allow members of the public to express their views about Hardin Solar Energy LLC’s proposal to construct a solar-powered electric generation facility in Hardin County. The local public hearing is scheduled as follows:

Dec. 6, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Kenton High School
200 Harding Ave.
Kenton, Ohio 43326

The proposed Hardin Solar Energy Facility would consist of multiple arrays of solar photovoltaic panels with a combined generating capacity of up to 150 megawatts. The proposed facility would be located on approximately 1,115 acres of leased land in Marion, McDonald and Roundhead townships. Hardin Solar Energy, an affiliate of Invenergy Solar Development North America LLC, proposes to interconnect the facility to the electric transmission grid via the 345 kilovolt Hardin Wind Substation adjacent to the project area.

The adjudicatory hearing in this proceeding will begin at 11 a.m. on Dec. 15, 2017, at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Hearing Room 11-D, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Additional information regarding the proposed Hardin Solar Farm is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 17-0773-EL-BGN.

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.


  1. Why use land which could be used for growing or buildings? Why not cover roof space, parking structures and all public buildings first?

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