OPSB schedules local hearing for phase two of proposed Hardin County solar farm


KENTON — The Ohio Power Siting Board has scheduled a public hearing for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14, on a proposal by Hardin Solar Energy II LLC to construct the second phase of a solar-powered electric generation facility in Hardin County.

The hearing will be conducted in the Kenton High School School cafeteria, 200 Harding Ave., Kenton, for the purpose of allowing for public comment on a project that would install multiple arrays of solar photovoltaic panels that would generate up to 170 megawatts of electricity along 3,297 acres of of land leased in Marion, McDonald and Roundhead townships.

Hardin Solar Energy II, an affiliate of Invenergy Solar Development North America LLC, proposes to interconnect the facility to the electric transmission grid via the 345 kilovolt Hardin Switch substation, which is located within the project area.

The proposed solar facility would be the second phase of the overall Hardin Solar Energy Center. The first 150 MW phase of the project was approved by the OPSB on Feb. 15, 2018, and awaits construction.


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