Power Siting Board Throws Wrench in Plans for New Solar Project

In mid-October, the Ohio Power Siting Board deviated from its standard practice by denying final approval of a larger, 80-megawatt solar project planned for southern Ohio. The board, which must approve any new commercial power generation facility — traditionally OKs new generation facilities that have been advanced to this stage.

The move has alarmed renewable energy developers and clean energy advocates. Moreover, it raises questions about how Ohio’s siting process will work going forward. Billions of dollars are being invested by businesses to develop new gas and renewable power generation in Ohio. 11/7/2019