Company readies application for 800-MW Ohio gas plant project

Oregon Clean Energy LLC is working through a pre-application process at the Ohio Power Siting Board for the proposed, gas-fired 800-MW Oregon Clean Energy Project.

The project will have a generating capacity of up to 800 MW, the company said in a Nov. 13 filing with the board. The Oregon Clean Energy Project will be located on approximately 30 acres in a commercial and agricultural area in Oregon in Lucas County, Ohio, near Toledo. The project will be a combined-cycle natural gas-fired facility with high efficiency combustion turbines and heat recovery steam generators. It will have state of the art pollution controls and be fully enclosed to reduce sound levels.

The project will include heat recovery steam generators, water cooling tanks and water cooling towers, and an administrative building. It will have a double-circuit 345-kV transmission interconnection that will provide direct access to PJM markets to the south and east as well as to Midwest ISO markets, the company noted in the brief Nov. 13 filing.

The company said it plans to file its formal application with the board in mid-December. Meeting this filing date is necessary to allow it to begin construction by third quarter 2013. The completed facility is projected to commence commercial operation by no later than the second quarter of 2016.

On Dec. 5, a board administrative law judge granted waivers of certain technical requirements that had been requested by the company.

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