OPSB approves projects in Madison, Putnam, Clermont counties; amendments to Willowbrook Solar in Highland, Brown counties

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) Thursday approved applications filed by Fox Squirrel Solar, LLC and Powell Creek Solar, LLC to construct solar-powered electric generating facilities in Madison and Putnam counties, respectively.

The OPSB also approved an application filed by Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. to construct a natural gas pipeline in Clermont County.

Fox Squirrel Solar:

The 577 megawatt (MW) Fox Squirrel Solar project will occupy approximately 3,444 acres within a 3,766-acre project area located in Oak Run, Pleasant and Range townships in Madison County. The project will consist of large arrays of ground-mounted photovoltaic modules, commonly referred to as solar panels. The project will include associated support facilities such as access roads, electric collection lines, a temporary construction laydown yard, inverters, weather stations and a substation.

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