CINCINNATI – 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:
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash
9555 Plainfield Road
Muntz Hall, Room 119
Blue Ash, OH 45236
- 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:
Hearing Room 11-A
180 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
The OPSB will issue its decision on the pipeline sometime after the hearings are complete.
Duke Energy asked the OPSB to restart the application process in spring 2018 in order to move forward with its proposed Central Corridor Pipeline, a 13-mile, 20-inch pipeline in Hamilton County. The pipeline is needed to balance the natural gas supply, improve the company’s natural gas infrastructure and enable retirement of propane peaking stations. These peaking stations are used to supplement the local natural gas supply on the coldest days of the year.
The proposed pipeline would connect to an existing Duke Energy Ohio pipeline near the intersection of Butler, Warren and Hamilton counties and extend to an existing company pipeline in either the Norwood area or the Fairfax area. There are two proposed routes in Duke Energy Ohio’s application – an eastern route and a western route.
The Central Corridor Pipeline project will help strengthen our natural gas system and position Duke Energy Ohio to continue our long history of providing safe and reliable natural gas service to our Ohio communities for decades to come.
“I am very pleased that we now have a schedule to continue moving this much-needed project forward,” said Amy Spiller, president, Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky. “I am confident that we can construct and operate this pipeline safely in order to continue reliable natural gas service to our customers in southwest Ohio.”
For more information on the project, visit: duke-energy.com/CentralCorridor.
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