Deal done between parties on 1,105-MW South Field Energy project in Ohio

Filed June 28 at the Ohio Power Siting Board was a stipulated agreement that should clear the way for board approval of the 1,105-MW, gas-fired project of South Field Energy LLC.

The agreement is among South Field Energy, Yellow Creek Township, the Columbiana County Development Department Director, American Transmission Systems Inc. (ATSI), Ohio Edison and siting board staff. This stipulation is intended by the parties to resolve all matters pertinent to the certification and construction of the proposed South Field Energy Generation Facility. ATSI and Ohio Edison are units of FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE).

South Field is proposing to develop, build and operate South Field Energy Generation Facility, a dual-fuel combined-cycle facility located in Columbiana County, Ohio. This is a state-of-the-art facility designed in a 2×2 configuration. It will primarily fire natural gas, with the capability to fire ultra-low sulphur distillate (ULSD) as back-up. It will utilize two integrated General Electric (GE) 7HA.02 combustion turbine generators, each with a dedicated supplementary-fired heat recovery steam generator; two steam generators and two mechanical draft wet cooling towers. The facility will have a nominal net output of 1,105 MW (full duct burner operation with inlet air cooling at 59 degrees Fahrenheit ambient temperature).

The facility (which includes the power generating facility, on-site switchyard, and ancillary equipment) will be located within an approximately 150-acre property entirely within Yellow Creek Township, Columbiana County. The site is approximately three miles northwest of the Village of Wellsville and approximately 0.7 mile west of State Route 45.

On Dec. 7, 2015, South Field Energy filed the application for this project. The stipulation contains certain conditions, mostly related to how site work is performed. One part of the deal is that a board-issued certificate would become invalid if the applicant has not commenced a continuous course of construction of the proposed facility within five years of the date of journalization of the certificate.

South Field Energy is an affiliate of Advanced Power NA.

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