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Power Siting Board Accepting Public Comments On High Voltage Transmission Planning

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(Columbus) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has issued a draft report for public comment analyzing high-voltage electric transmission line planning. Written comments and reply comments are due October 8, 2021 and October 15, 2021, respectively. The OPSB will hold a public meeting to solicit additional comments on October 21, 2021 in Columbus.

The draft report examines the cost effectiveness of electric transmission planning in Ohio, the scope of the OPSB’s jurisdiction, and processes used to site electric transmission lines in Ohio. Ohio law requires the OPSB to publish a final report by December 1, 2021

full copy of the draft report is available online in OPSB case number 21-0796-EL-UNC.

Interested persons may file comments online regarding the draft report. Written comments may also be sent via US mail addressed to Ohio Power Siting Board, 180 E. Broad Street, Hearing Room 11-B, Columbus Ohio 43215. Comments should reference case number 21-0796-EL-UNC.

More information about the October 21 in-person public meeting is available on the OPSB website.