Developer opens Ohio review for 800-MW, gas-fired project

Clean Energy Future-Lordstown LLC plans an 800-MW, gas-fired power project, and on Dec. 24 applied with the Ohio Power Siting Board for certain routine waivers it needs before filing a full siting application for this project with the board.

The company asked the board to grant the following waivers for this Trumbull County project on an expedited basis:

  • From providing an extensive site selection study to the extent that applican tis not able to describe all the specific information listed in the site selection criteria as set forth in the siting rules; and
  • From certain requirements relating to a cross-sectional view and test borings set forth in the rules, and instead permit applicant toprovide the information no later than for four weeks prior to the issuance of a board Staff Report.

“Clean Energy Future-Lordstown, LLC, (‘Applicant’) proposes to construct a natural gas-fired combined cycle power station for generating capacity of 800 megawatts (‘MW’),” said the waiver application. “The project will consist of two gas fired, high efficiency combustion turbines with two heat recovery steam generators and a single steam turbine. It will have a cooling tower and state of the art environmental controls.

“The plant will be served by natural gas from one or multiple pipelines. The generating station will be interconnected to the proximate 345 kV transmission corridor (Highland-Mansfield; and Highland-Sammis circuits), about 0.5-mile from the generating facility. Water and wastewater services will be supplied by the City of Warren and the Meander Water District, via the Village of Lordstown. Construction of the project is estimated to begin in fall 2015, with projected commercial operation to begin in mid-2018.”

An April presentation the company gave to local zoning officials said that Bill Siderewicz is the president of parent company Clean Energy Future LLC. He has 34 years of experience in developing and building non-utility/U.S. electricity projects.

Said the presentation about equipment to be used at this project: “Typical manufacturers of equipment: Siemens, G.E., ABB, Rolls Royce and Mitsubishi.”

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