Public hearing set on transmission line planned north of BG

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a hearing to allow the public to express their views about American Transmission Systems Inc.’s (ATSI) proposal to construct a new six-mile long 138 kilovolt (kV) transmission line in central Wood County.

The local public hearing will be held June 13, at 6 p.m., Ohio Department of Transportation – District 2, 317 E. Poe Road, Bowling Green.

The proposed Wood County 138 kV Reinforcement Project would connect ATSI’s existing Lemoyne-Midway 138 kV Transmission Line to the existing Brim Substation. Route alternatives under consideration would travel through Middleton, Center, and Plain townships and a part of the city of Bowling Green.

ATSI proposed the project to improve the reliability of the electric grid in and around Bowling Green.

The adjudicatory hearing in this proceeding will begin at 10 a.m. on June 27, at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Hearing Room 11-C, located at 180 E. Broad St., in Columbus. The purpose of the adjudicatory hearing is for the applicant, the OPSB staff, and any other parties to the case to provide evidence regarding the project.

Additional information regarding the Wood County 138 kV Reinforcement Project is available on the OPSB website at in case number 18-1335-EL-BTX.