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.