UPDATED: Ohio Power Siting Board schedules two hearings for Duke Energy Ohio's proposed Central Corridor Pipeline
The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has resumed the procedural schedule for Duke Energy’s proposed Central Corridor Pipeline in Hamilton County by scheduling two upcoming hearings.
- Public Hearing: An additional public hearing will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, to allow statements from members of the affected public who are not parties to the case. (An initial public hearing was held in June 2017.) The public hearing will be held at the University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash:
- Evidentiary Hearing: The evidentiary (adjudicatory) hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, to allow parties to the case to provide sworn testimony and cross-examine witnesses. This hearing will take place at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) at:
Duke Energy's most recent fact sheet regarding the project can be viewed here. The letter mailed to residents on February 4 regarding the upcoming hearings is posted here. The OPSB will issue its decision on the pipeline sometime after the hearings are complete.
In 2017, the City of Blue Ash filed a motion to intervene in Duke Energy’s proposed Central Corridor Pipeline. The intervention was filed on March 31, 2017, following the OPSB’s acceptance of Duke’s application. Blue Ash City Council has continuously voiced opposition for the project, due to environmental and safety concerns.
For more information on the project, visit: duke-energy.com/CentralCorridor.