Hearing To Be Held On Madison County Solar Farm Proposal


The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a public hearing regarding Big Plain Solar, LLC’s proposal to construct a solar farm in Madison 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 Jan. 6, 2021, beginning at 6 p.m. 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 5 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 12 p.m., on Jan. 5, 2020, by completing the online registration form on their website 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 6 p.m. 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.