Ohio Power Siting Board

Ohio Supreme Court decision clears the path for Preble County solar farms

BY: - October 23, 2023

Two Preble County solar farms got the go ahead from Ohio’s Supreme Court last week, but the case may prove to be more consequential than the dispute it settled. Writing for the majority, Justice Pat DeWine staked out a position that seemingly asserts judicial authority over state agency decisions. It reiterates and extends a doctrine […]

Wind farm project allowed to go forward after Ohio Supreme Court ruling

BY: - July 28, 2023

The Ohio Supreme Court gave final approval to a permit for a 71-turbine wind farm that would span Huron and Erie counties, despite residents and one bird observatory’s objections. Firelands Wind, LLC, was issued a “certificate of environmental capability and public need” to construct a wind-powered electric generation facility in northern Ohio. A group of […]

Ohio solar projects face an unclear path around local opposition

BY: - June 1, 2023

Ohio clean energy advocates say a string of solar project denials by state regulators has left renewable energy developers uncertain about the role of public input in permit decisions. Critics claim the Ohio Power Siting Board has been inconsistent and arbitrary in recent months with how it weighs local opposition as it balances the pros […]

Ohio solar project killed due to local government opposition

BY: - October 25, 2022

A solar power project in Allen and Auglaize counties has been killed by state officials due to opposition from local governments, even though the application for the project was filed before a new Ohio law was put in place giving county governments the ability to nix such projects. In an opinion and order issued last […]

Local control, or killing renewables? Bill sparks debate

BY: - March 25, 2021

A bill that would allow neighbors to block wind turbines and solar arrays in the rural corners of Ohio is sparking an intense debate over land owners’ rights and local control. Two bills are making their way through the legislature that would allow small groups of citizens to block solar and wind farms after they’re […]

Ohio Supreme Court to continue considering Duke Energy pipeline case

BY: - August 7, 2020

The Ohio Supreme Court will again consider arguments in an appeal related to a natural gas pipeline Duke Energy, Ohio, Inc., wants to bring to Hamilton County. The state’s highest court asked that parties in the case file arguments within 20 days so that the court can proceed with consideration of the case. The case […]