Energy and Natural Resources

Siting Board OKs Gas-Fired Power Plants in Coal Country

10 October 2017

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) authorized construction of natural gas-fired, combined cycle generation facilities that will add more than 1,950 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity.

Guernsey Power Station, LLC will construct the 1,100 MW Guernsey Power Station in Valley Township. The developer plans to build a natural gas pipeline that would supply the facility from the Tallgrass Energy Partners Rockies Express Pipeline. The facility will interconnect to a 765 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line owned by American Electric Power. Guernsey Power Station plans to commence construction in December 2017 and begin commercial operation by Oct. 31, 2020.

Clean Energy Future-Trumbull, LLC will construct the 940 MW Trumbull Energy Center. The facility will be supplied with natural gas from a Dominion East Ohio pipeline and will interconnect to a 345 kV electric transmission line owned by American Transmission Systems, Inc. Clean Energy Future-Trumbull plans to commence construction in November 2017 and begin commercial operation by June 2020.

In separate business, the OPSB approved a request made by Clean Energy Future-Lordstown, LLC to increase the capacity of its Lordstown Energy Center from 800 MW to 940 MW. The Lordstown Energy Center, authorized by the OPSB in 2015, is currently under construction in Trumbull County.

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