742-MW Carroll County Energy project up for Ohio approval

The 742-MW, gas-fired Carroll County Energy Center LLC project is on the agenda for the April 28 meeting of the Ohio Power Siting Board.

This is the only new power plant project on that agenda. A settlement of various issues related to the project was filed with the board on March 10. Carroll County Energy, the Township of Washington in Carroll County, and the staff of the board were the parties to the deal, which involve routine site issues. This stipulated agreement is intended by the parties to resolve all matters pertinent to the certification and construction of the facility, to be built in Carroll County in Washington Township.

The facility will utilize two General Electric 7F-5-S Series natural gas turbines, each with a heat recovery steam generator and a single GE steam turbine generator. The facility will have a nominal net output of 742 MW (full duct fired operation within inlet air cooling at 59 degrees Fahrenheit ambient temperature). Its combustion turbines will operate solely on natural gas. The facility will utilize an air-cooled condenser, minimizing water needs and discharge volumes.

A natural gas pipeline easement will extend approximately 0.4 miles north from the facility site to connect to the existing Tennessee Gas Pipeline, and an electric transmission easement will extend to the existing American Electric Power 345-kV transmission line located approximately 0.4 mile west of the facility.

The company is pursuing other approvals for this project. For example, it is working at PJM Interconnection on needed clearances to interconnect its project to the grid. The company proposes to install PJM queue project #Y2-050, a 742 MW (672 MW capacity) natural gas-fired 2×1 F class combined cycle plant, said a November 2013 system impact study from PJM.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in November 2013 issued a final air permit-to-install to Carroll County Energy for this project.

Carroll County Energy is within the organizational structure of Advanced Power AG, an international developer of independent power projects.

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