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Samsung officials submitted the Richwood solar application in January, beginning the official process for the project to be reviewed by the Ohio Power Siting Board. The company is looking to put a 250-megawatt site like the one pictured above across nearly 1,600 acres in Leesburg, Claibourne and Taylor townships. Officials said the application will likely take at least 60 days from Jan. 23 to get a response. (Photo submitted)

Samsung Richwood Solar files with state


By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette

The Samsung Richwood Solar project application has been officially submitted to the state, paving the way for the first hearing later this year.

Samsung submitted the application to the Ohio Power Siting Board last week and visited the Union County Commissioners last week to inform the body about the submission.

Chris Simmons, development manager with Samsung, said the company is looking forward to working with the county through the application process.

“We will coordinate with the county and update you guys as soon as they (OPSB) do set the public hearing date. It could take 60-plus days for them to determine when that will be,” he…

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