OPSB approves construction of new power plant in Harrison County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (June 21, 2018) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today authorized Harrison Power LLC to construct a 1,050 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electric generation facility in in Cadiz, Ohio.

The Harrison Power Plant will be located on a 90-acre parcel within the Cadiz Industrial Park. The facility will interconnect to the regional electric transmission grid via a 138 kilovolt transmission line to AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s nearby Nottingham Substation. Harrison Power proposes to commence construction in October 2018 and begin commercial operation of the facility by June 2021.

In separate business, the OPSB approved a request made by Hardin Wind Energy LLC to modify the certificate issued for the Hardin Wind Farm to allow the use of the GE 2.5-127 and GE 2.7-116 turbine models. The Hardin Wind Farm, under construction in Hardin County, was authorized by the OPSB in 2010. The Board also denied the application for rehearing filed in the second modification to the Black Fork Wind Farm located in Crawford and Richland counties and cancelled the certificate held by American Future Fuels Corporation’s proposed Lima Energy Station located in Allen County.

Additional information regarding today’s decisions is available at www.OPSB.ohio.gov.

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The Ohio Power Siting Board reviews applications for the construction of major utility facilities in Ohio. Together with Ohio’s elected officials, citizen stakeholders, and the energy industry, the Board strives to build a strong and competitive foundation for Ohio’s future.