Public hearings set for solar farms in Erie, Hardin counties

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The Ohio Power Siting Board is holding two virtual public hearings for proposed solar farms in Erie and Hardin counties. 

Erie County

The public hearing for Wheatsborough Solar, LLC’s plan to build a 125 MW solar farm and 50 MW battery energy storage system in Groton Township in Erie County will be held at 6 p.m. July 7.

The solar array would cover about 969 acres.

Individuals who wish to provide testimony must register by 12 p.m., on July 6, by completing the online registration form at https://opsb.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/opsb/events/wheatsborough-solar-public-hearing or by calling 800- 686-7826.

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 129 917 0405.

Additional information on the project can be found on the Ohio Power Siting Board website under the case number 20-1529-EL-BGN.

Hardin County

The public hearing for Hardin Solar Energy III LLC’s proposal to construct a 300 MW solar farm in Marion, Roundhead, and McDonald townships in Hardin County County will be held at 6 p.m. July 13.

The project will sit on about 1,500 acres.

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

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 129 976 3994. 

Additional information on the project can be found on the Ohio Power Siting Board website under case number 20-1678-EL-BGN.

Rules

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.

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

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