OPSB sets public hearing on Champaign County solar project

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio Power Siting Board will hold a public hearing regarding Clearview Solar I, LLC’s proposal to construct a 144 megawatt solar farm in Adams Township in Champaign County.

The hearing is set for 6 p.m. June 8. It will be conducted online, but people can also join by phone.

The purpose of the public hearing is to allow residents in the local community, who are not parties to the case, to provide testimony about the project. Testimony will be limited to five minutes per witness, and the hearing transcript will become part of the case record considered by the Ohio Power Siting Board.

Individuals who wish to provide testimony must register by 12 p.m., on June 7, by completing the online registration form at https://opsb.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/opsb/events/clearview-solar-public-hearing or by calling 800-686-7826.

On the day of the public hearing, all individuals who have registered to testify should be prepared to speak beginning at 6 p.m.

Individuals who wish to attend the hearing by telephone and not offer testimony may do so by dialing 408-418‑9388 at any time during the hearing and entering access code 129 190 5313. The hearing will also be live streamed at www.youtube.com/user/PUCOhio.

The Clearview Solar I project will cover 1,195 acres. It is slated to supply wholesale power to an existing transmission line owned and operated by Dayton Power and Light.

This project is one of 25 utility-scale solar projects pending approval or in the pre-application. So far, 10 projects have been approved and three are under construction within the state.

Additional information regarding the proposed solar farm is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 20-1362-EL-BGN.

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