Ohio authorities approved construction of PV farms totaling 470 MW and prepares local hearings for another 150 MW

PV array in Montgomery County, Ohio

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) authorized Hardin Solar Energy II LLC and Hecate Highland Energy, LLC to construct solar-powered electric generating facilities in Hardin and Highland counties, respectively. Hardin Solar Energy Center II, to be located in Marion, Roundhead, and McDonald townships, will be capable of generating up to 170 MW and will include a battery storage system with a capacity of up to 60 MW. Hardin Solar Energy plans to commence construction in the second quarter 2019 and to commission the facility in the second quarter of 2020. The facility will be merged with the 150 MW Hardin Solar Energy Center I, which was approved by the OPSB in February 2018. Highland Solar Farm, to be located in Clay and Whiteoak townships, will be capable of generating up to 300 MW. Hecate Highland Energy plans to commence construction in the third quarter of 2019 and to commission the facility in the first quarter of 2021.
Moreover, the Ohio Power Siting Board is preparing a local public hearing regarding Nestlewood Solar I LLC’s application to construct a solar-powered electric generation facility in Brown and Clermont counties. The proposed PV project be located within an area of approximately 610 acres in Clark Township in Brown County and Tate Township in Clermont County. The facility would consist of multiple arrays of solar photovoltaic panels with a combined generating capacity of up to 80 MW.
Furthermore, the agency is preparing a local public hearing to take place at the end of June on the proposed Alamo Solar Farm, consisting of multiple solar photovoltaic panel arrays located in Gasper and Washington townships. The arrays would have a combined generating capacity of up to 69.9 MW.
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