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OPSB Approves Construction of Solar Farms in Hardin, Highland Counties

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The Ohio Power Siting Board has authorized Hardin Solar Energy II and Hecate Highland Energy to construct solar-powered electric generating facilities in Hardin and Highland counties, respectively.
OPSB Approves Construction of Solar Farms in Hardin, Highland Counties

Hardin Solar Energy Center II, to be located in Marion, Roundhead, and McDonald townships, will be capable of generating up to 170 MW and will include a battery storage system with a capacity of up to 60 MW.

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.

Hardin Solar Energy plans to commence construction in the second quarter of 2019 and to commission the facility in the second quarter of 2020. The facility will be merged with the 150 MW Hardin Solar Energy Center I, which was approved by the OPSB in February 2018.

Highland Solar Farm, to be located in Clay and Whiteoak townships, will be capable of generating up to 300 MW. Hecate Highland Energy plans to commence construction in the third quarter of 2019 and to commission the facility in the first quarter of 2021.

 

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