Dominion East Ohio pursues gas pipeline to 940-MW Lordstown project in Ohio

Dominion East Ohio on Oct. 26 filed a pre-application notification letter at the Ohio Power Siting Board to open a case for the proposed Lordstown Clean Energy Power Plant gas pipeline project in the Village of Lordstown, Trumbull County, and Jackson Township, Mahoning County, Ohio.

Dominion East Ohio is planning to construct approximately 27,000 feet of new 24-inch gas pipeline and 3,000 feet of new 16-inch gas pipeline within existing and new right-of-way to feed the proposed Lordstown power plant. A metering and regulation station will also be installed within the power plant project site. The site will include ultrasonic meter skids, flow control skids, a gas chromatographer building, two 24-inch header filter separators, one 16-inch header filter separator, one 100 barrel tank, one regulator station, and one Pig Receiver. A Pig Launcher will also be installed at Dominion’s Austintown Station.

Tree clearing and grubbing for the project is scheduled to commence in January 2017. The construction of the pipeline is anticipated to start in February 2017. Dominion East Ohio plans to place the line in-service in September 2017.

In prior developments for the customer power project itself:

  • The Ohio Power Siting Board on June 30 granted an application filed by Clean Energy Future-Lordstown LLC to amend its certificate to construct an electric generating facility in Trumbull County, Ohio.
  • Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III LP (MIP III), along with Siemens Financial Services (SFS), announced April 6 that they entered an agreement to construct the 940-MW Lordstown Energy Center (LEC). The LEC site is about 50 miles southeast of Cleveland in the village of Lordstown. The developer of the project, Clean Energy Future, retained an interest in the project. Siemens will act as the Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) contractor and provide the gas turbines, a steam turbine, and generators. The facility will be a 2×1 combined cycle power plant, featuring Siemens H-class technology. They said construction was to begin immediately, with the facility expected to commence commercial operations in the summer of 2018.
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