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Ohio Bulk Transmission Siting & Regulation(8-OH)

In Ohio, a bulk transmission developer may need a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from the Ohio Power Siting Board to construct a major utility facility which includes a electric transmission line and associated facilities of a design capacity of 125 kilovolts or more. O.R.C. § 4906.04; O.R.C. § 4906.98(A).

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.


Permitting at a Glance

Ohio Federal

Transmission Siting: Any person may need a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need. O.R.C. § 4906.04.
Transmission Siting Agency: Ohio Power Siting Board
Transmission Siting Threshold: To construct a major utility facility of 100 kV or more.
Transmission Siting Act: Ohio Power Siting Act (O.R.C. §§ 4906.01 et seq.)
Preemptive Authority: The Ohio Power Siting Board has sole authority to approve the construction and initial operation of a major utility facility. O.R.C. § 4906.98(A).
Regulated Entity Definition: A "major utility facility" is an electric generating plant and associated facilities designed for, or capable of, operation at a capacity of 50 megawatts or more, or an electric transmission line and associated facilities of a design capacity of 125 kilovolts or more. O.R.C. § 4906.1(b)(1).
Public Utility Certificate Threshold: Ohio does not require other approval from the public utility commission for transmission projects.
Processing Timeframe: Within a reasonable period of time of the hearing. O.R.C. § 4906.11.