The Ohio Power Siting Board on Nov. 24 authorized NTE Ohio LLC to construct a 525-MW, gas-fired, combined-cycle facility in Middletown, Ohio.
The Middletown Energy Center will be located on a 46-acre parcel immediately south of the AK Steel facility in Middletown. The facility will interconnect to the regional transmission grid via Duke Energy Ohio’s Foster‑Todhunter 345 kilovolt transmission line. The project represents an estimated investment of $550m.
NTE filed an application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need with the Board on June 4. The board’s Nov. 24 order authorizes the construction of the facility, subject to a set of conditions agreed to in the stipulation. These conditions will mitigate potential impacts experienced during the construction and operation of the facility.
In additional business, the Board granted motions to extend, for a period of 36 months, the certificates previously issued for Paulding Wind Farm LLC’s Timber Road I and II wind farms in Paulding County.