East Ohio Energy pursues 1,152-MW, gas-fired project in Ohio

East Ohio Energy LLC has proposed a natural gas-fired generating facility located in Columbiana County, Ohio, that will have a total capability of 1,152 MW with 1,105 MW of this output being recognized by PJM Interconnection as capacity.

The proposed in-service date for this project is in December 2019. This study does not imply a American Transmission Systems Inc. (ATSI) commitment to this in-service date, said a System Impact Study on the project, dated September 2015 and issued by PJM. The study is needed to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the subject generation interconnection project to the PJM network at a location specified by East Ohio Energy.

This project, under queue #AA1-123, will interconnect with the ATSI transmission system along the Highland-Sammis 345-kV line. Project AA1- 123 was studied with a commercial probability of 100% using a Summer Peak 2018 case. A diagram in the study shows that the plant would consist of two combustion turbines and two steam turbines working in a combined-cycle configuration.

The study doesn’t give any background information on East Ohio Energy. The company does not appear in the Ohio Secretary of State’s corporate database. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency had issued a notice in March that it had gotten an air permit-to-install application from this company for the construction of the East Ohio Energy facility, a nominal 1,150-MW combined cycle gas turbine facility to be located in Wellsville in Columbiana County.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.