Last year, the Ohio Power Siting Board rejected Birch Solar LLC’s request to construct a generation facility in Auglaize County. The decision reflects a troubling trend in which the board has denied siting applications for large-scale generation projects.
The board has based its decisions on perceived local opposition, without regard to the legitimacy or strength of the opposition, evidence presented at hearings, or benefits the projects could bring to electric customers.
The OMA Energy Group has filed this brief in support of Birch Solar’s appeal to the Supreme Court of Ohio. The OMAEG is asking the court to reverse the siting board’s order, which would negatively impact Ohio’s generation resource mix, local generation needs, and grid reliability. 10/25/2023