Guernsey Power Station opens Ohio approval process for 1,650-MW project

A Dec. 27 letter to the Ohio Power Siting Board serves as a pre-application notification from Guernsey Power Station LLC to open a case for a proposed natural gas-fired combined-cycle power station with a generating capacity of 1,650 MW in Valley Township, Guernsey County, Ohio.

The company told the board it will be filing for certain waivers of board requirements as part of this pre-application process.

The Guernsey Power Station project will consist of three units in a single shaft configuration, each using both a gas and steam turbine. It will use air-cooled technology. The plant will be served by natural gas from one or multiple pipelines. The generating station will be interconnected to a 765-kV transmission line on the project site.

Construction of the project is estimated to begin in the first quarter of 2018, with projected commercial operation to begin in the third quarter of 2020.

The applicant told the board it will be holding a public information meeting on Jan. 25, 2017, in the cafeteria at the Meadowbrook High School in Byesville, Ohio.

The Dec. 27 notice, filed by a legal firm, doesn’t give any background on the project company. 

Apex Power Group on April 1 had announced plans to develop a 1,100-MW natural gas plant in southern Guernsey County, Ohio, under project company Guernsey Power Station LLCApex said at the time that Guernsey Power Station LLC had applied for electrical interconnection and would apply for Ohio EPA and Ohio Power Siting Board permits later this year.

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