Advanced Power plans 1,100-MW South Field Energy gas plant in Ohio

An Advanced Power company has announced plans to build a 1,100-MW natural gas power plant in Columbiana County, Ohio.

The facility planned by South Field Energy LLC was announced in an Oct. 8 news release. The plant is Advanced Power’s second such project in northeastern Ohio. The South Field Energy project is similar to Advanced Power’s Carroll County Energy, a 700-MW natural gas electric generation facility under construction near Carrollton.

The South Field Energy project is a $1.1bn capital investment that will generate an average peak of 550 construction jobs for up to three years. When completed, the facility will employ 25 full-time employees.

The combined-cycle natural gas plant will sell power into the PJM market.

The proposed facility will be located on less than 20 acres of land that is part of a 150-acre parcel. The site is approximately three miles from the Village of Wellsville.

South Field Energy will utilize highly flexible and efficient gas turbine technology from General Electric (NYSE:GE), Advanced Power said.

Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, will serve as general contractor for the project. Bechtel has previously partnered with Advanced Power and is currently constructing the Carroll County Energy project using GE technology.

The facility will be fueled by clean natural gas and have the capability to operate on ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD), ensuring reliable operations when gas is not, available.

“Ohioans face a growing gap in energy production,” said Jonathan Winslow, Senior Vice President for Development at Advanced Power. “With facilities like this, we can begin to close that gap by using advanced technology to produce substantial, reliable power, while also minimizing our environmental footprint,” Winslow said.

South Field Energy is a subsidiary of Advanced Power, a leading energy development company based in Boston, Mass. Advanced Power has fully developed 1,540 MW power generation projects since 2000 and currently has 5,390 MW under development with 2,350 MW of generation under development in the United States.

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