FERC signs off on ArcelorMittal buy of Ohio gas plant

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an April 9 letter order accepting the fact that an affiliate of international steel producer ArcelorMittal at the end of 2012 bought a 20-MW power plant in Ohio.

On Feb. 27, ArcelorMittal USA LLC filed a notice with the commission of a change in status stating that ArcelorMittal Cleveland Inc. acquired a 20-MW natural gas fired electric facility located in Warren, Ohio. The company said this acquisition does not affect the conditions the commission relied upon when granting ArcelorMittal market-based rate authority.

The filing was noticed on Feb. 28, with no outside comments offered.

ArcelorMittal USA said this buy brings its total generating capacity to 480 MW, with 95 MW of that capacity currently out of service.

About Barry Cassell 20414 Articles
Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.