The Ohio Power Siting Board will hold a public hearing regarding Atlanta Farms Solar Project, LLC’s proposal to construct a solar farm in Pickaway County. The hearing will be conducted using Cisco Webex, a web-based platform that facilitates participation by telephone or live video on the internet.
The public hearing will be held on Oct. 22nd, beginning at 6pm. The purpose of the virtual public hearing is to allow residents in the local community, who are not parties to the case, to provide testimony about the project. Testimony will be limited to five minutes per witness, and the hearing transcript will become part of the case record considered by the OPSB.
Individuals who wish to provide testimony must register with the OPSB by 12pm, on October 21, 2020, by completing the online registration form at https://opsb.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/opsb/events/Atlanta-farms-public-hearing or by calling (800) 686-7826. Individuals will be required to provide their full name and contact information and specify whether they plan to join the Webex event by internet or by telephone.
On the day of the local public hearing, all individuals who have registered to testify should be prepared to speak beginning at 6pm. Individuals who testify by internet will be promoted from Webex “attendee” to “panelist” when it is their turn to testify. Individuals who testify by telephone will be called by an OPSB staff member when it is their turn to testify, and then connected to the public hearing. If access or other issues are experienced during the hearing, individuals should immediately use the chat function within Webex or contact the OPSB at (614) 466‑6843 for assistance.
If individuals wish to supplement their testimony with an exhibit, a copy of the document, along with a reference to case number 19-1880-EL-BGN, must be provided to the OPSB no later than October 28, 2020. Exhibits may be emailed to contactOPSB@puco.ohio.govor mailed to Ohio Power Siting Board,180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Individuals who wish to attend the hearing by telephone and not offer testimony may do so by dialing 408‑418‑9388 at any time during the hearing and entering access code 173 031 1816. The hearing will also be live streamed www.youtube.com/user/PUCOhio.
The proposed Atlanta Farms Solar Project would occupy approximately 1,375 acres across a 2,276-acre project area in Deer Creek and Perry townships, near the village of Williamsport. The solar farm is anticipated to have a maximum generating capacity of 199.6 megawatts.