Powell Creek Solar

The Powell Creek Solar Project (Project) is a 150 megawatt (MW) alternating current solar facility which will be located on approximately 1,000 acres of privately-owned land in Palmer and Liberty Townships, Putnam County, Ohio. The Project will produce solar-powered electricity that will maximize energy production from available solar resources in order to deliver clean, renewable electricity to Ohio customers. 

The Project will consist of photovoltaic panels, along with access roads, electric collection cables, a collection substation, a laydown area for construction staging, an operation and maintenance building, and pyranometers. The energy generated at the Project will deliver power to the new interconnection substation located adjacent to the East Leipsic-Richland 138 kilovolt transmission line. The Project is expected to generate enough electricity to power over 30,000 homes per year.

The Project will provide significant economic stimulus to the area during construction by providing jobs and local contracts for goods and services, and significant long-term revenue to landowners and the community. It is estimated that the Project will contribute over $31 million to local taxing jurisdictions over the life of the facility, with over $5 million going to the Putnam County’s general fund. In addition, the Project will make annual impact payments to Miller City which are expected to catalyze approximately $3.5 million in new investments, enabling Miller City to construct and install a new wastewater treatment system and provide for future growth of the municipality. The Project will represent approximately $150 million in direct investment in Putnam County and will support as many as 400 jobs during project construction.

    • The Project Map may be viewed here
      • Initial Application

      • On October 7, 2020, Powell Creek Solar submitted its application for the Powell Creek Solar Project to the Ohio Power Siting Board. After a thorough investigation, on July 15, 2021, the Ohio Power Siting Board issued a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need to Powell Creek Solar, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables, LLC) for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Project. More information on the Ohio Power Siting Board application process is listed below under “Ohio Power Siting Board Information.”

        The Certificate issued by the Ohio Power Siting Board may be accessed here

      • Amendment Application

      • On October 20, 2021, Powell Creek Solar, LLC filed an application for an amendment (Amendment Application) to the certificate to allow for two additional alternative preliminary Project layouts. The two additional layouts are based on newly included tracker technologies. The trackers pivot the panels throughout the day to follow the course of the sun.

        The Amendment Application narrative may be accessed here

      • Public Participation

      • Prior to submission of the Initial Application, Powell Creek Solar representatives met with local government officials and the public to provide information about the Project. These meetings included a virtual web meeting held on July 29, 2020, and a telephone call-in meeting held on July 30, 2020. Powell Creek Solar’s public outreach has continued through 2022, during development of the Amendment Application. Links to information provided at the meetings, general information about Powell Creek Solar, and Powell Creek Solar’s Public Interaction Update are provided below:

        Virtual and Telephone Meeting Presentation

        Powell Creek Solar Informational Slides

        Public Interaction Update

      • Company Information

      • Avangrid Renewables, LLC is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. and part of the IBERDROLA Group. It is a leading renewable energy company in the United States, owning and operating a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities primarily using wind power. IBERDROLA, S.A., is an energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world. Avangrid Renewables is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

        AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $35 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. With headquarters in Orange, Connecticut, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,600 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 and 2020 by the Ethisphere Institute. 

        For more information, visit  www.avangrid.com

      • Powell Creek Contact form

        1. Note: comments submitted here will be received by Avangrid Renewables. 

        2. Address to submit written comments:  

        Avangrid Renewables — Headquarters

        2701 NW Vaughn St, Suite 300

        Portland, Oregon 97210 Tel: 503.796.7000