Clean Energy Future kicks off Ohio review of 940-MW Trumbull gas project

Filed Dec. 28 at the Ohio Power Siting Board was a pre-application notification letter from Clean Energy Future-Trumbull LLC related to a proposed natural gas-fired combined-cycle power station with a capacity of 940 MW.

The Trumbull Energy Center will be located in the Village of Lordstown, Trumbull County, Ohio. The company is filing a motion for certain waivers of state code ahead of a certificate application for the project.

This 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. It will be interconnected to the Highland to Hannah 345-kV transmission lines through a new 3-breaker ring bus.

Construction of the project is estimated to begin in early 2018, with projected commercial operation to begin in mid 2020.

The project company will be holding a public information meeting on January 23, 2017, at the Lordstown High School.

Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR) had announced Nov. 21 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Clean Energy Future LLC to provide development support for the Trumbull and Oregon energy centers natural gas, combined-cycle stations in Ohio. As part of the agreement, Fluor will provide initial permitting and development support services for the projects. After the projects have received all permits and regulatory and financial approvals, Fluor will provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for both of the power stations.

Fluor will support permitting and project development over the next year with construction scheduled to begin in early 2018. The projects are planned to begin commercial operations in 2020.

“Clean Energy Future is pleased to have such a talented international engineering-construction firm leading the way for our next two large scale combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) projects in Ohio,” said Bill Siderewicz, P.E., president of Clean Energy Future. “These two new facilities will represent the fourth and fifth such CCGT projects developed by Clean Energy Future in Ohio, and the sixth and seventh in the PJM interconnection region. Fluor will be working in partnership with our other team members including Siemens Energy, Siemens Financial Services and BNP Paribas.”

These two facilities will use Siemens advanced technology and will be among the most energy efficient generating plants in the region. The 940-MW Trumbull Energy Center and 955-MW Oregon Energy Center will be located in the Ohio towns of Lordstown and Oregon, respectively.

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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.