The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a public hearing Oct. 28 on a proposed 540-MW natural gas combined-cycle plant planned by NTE Ohio.
NTE Ohio proposes to build the Middletown Energy Center on a 50-acre parcel of land next to the AK Steel facilities south of Oxford Road.
The proposed project would connect to the electric grid through an existing 345 kV transmission line that extends across the site.
NTE Ohio is currently negotiating with PJM Interconnection market participants to complete one or more power purchase agreements. Options include a tolling arrangement where the customer would be responsible for securing the natural gas, NTE Ohio has said.
NTE recently entered into a similar fuel supply contract for its Kings Mountain Energy Center in Kings Mountain, N.C.
NTE Ohio filed a June 4 application with the board for approval of this project. NTE Ohio parent NTE Energy is also developing gas-fired projects in Texas and North Carolina, as well as early-stage opportunities in several other locations.
Additional information regarding the proposed Middletown project (OPSB case number 14-0534-EL-BGN) is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov.