NTE wins air permit for Middletown Energy Center project in Ohio

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on Jan. 6 issued a final Title IV acid rain permit to NTE Ohio LLC for the in-construction Middletown Energy Center gas-fired, combined-cycle project in Middletown in Butler County, Ohio.

The permit covers two units with nameplate capacities of 310 MW and 285 MW.

In prior news for this project:

  • NTE Ohio in September 2015 filed with the Ohio Power Siting Board a copy of its Interconnection Service Agreement with PJM Interconnection. The ISA culminates a lengthy PJM process of reviewing the application for interconnection within its transmission queue system. The Ohio board in November 2014 approved the Middletown project and in that approval required that NTE could not commence construction of the facility until it submitted a copy of this final interconnection agreement with PJM. Under the ISA, on or before June 1, 2018, NTE Ohio must demonstrate commercial operation of two generating units. The project is under PJM queue #Z1-079. The Maximum Facility Output is 513 MW. The facility will be a natural gas-fired combined cycle plant utilizing one combustion turbine generator (CTG) and one steam turbine generator (STG).
  • Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas said in September 2015 that it had been selected by NTE Ohio parent NTE Energy to supply one of its M501GAC gas turbines for the Middletown Energy Center.
  • Gemma Power Systems LLC said in August 2015 that it had received an Interim Notice to Proceed under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Services contract with NTE Ohio.

The NTE Energy website shows the project entered construction in October 2015 and that it is due for commercial operation in 2018.

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