NTE Ohio LLC, which is getting close to a final decision from the Ohio Power Siting Board on its Middletown Energy Center project, on Nov. 10 filed with the board its final air permit-to-install for the project from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Said the final permit, issued Nov. 5, about what it covers: “Initial installation of either one (1) Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas M501JAC or one (1) Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas M501GAC single power block in a 1×1 combined-cycle multi-shaft configuration, including a combustion turbine and heat recovery steam generator with duct burners and a steam turbine to be known as the Middletown Energy Center.”
The proposed project includes the construction and operation of a natural gas-fired combined-cycle plant with a capacity of 525 MW. The proposed location of the facility is at Middletown in Butler County, Ohio. The facility would consist of one 300-MW combustion turbine generator. The facility would also include one three-pressure heat recovery system generator with auxiliary duct burners and one reheat condensing steam turbine generator with an output of 225 MW. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015.
A local public hearing was held on Oct. 28, with an adjudicatory hearing held on Nov. 6 at the board offices. The project is on the board’s Nov. 24 meeting agenda.