OPSB approves Carroll County Energy Generation Facility

COLUMBUS, OHIO (April 28, 2014) – The Ohio Power Siting Board today authorized Carroll County Energy, LLC to construct a 742 megawatt natural gas fired combined cycle generation facility near Carrollton, Ohio.

The Carroll County Energy Generation facility will be located in Washington Township, Carroll County, approximately 2.5 miles north of the village of Carrollton, Ohio.  The proposed facility will be located on a 77-acre parcel of agricultural land and will have a permanent footprint of 17 acres.

Carroll County Energy filed an application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need on November 11, 2013.  A local public hearing was held on March 6, 2014 at Carrollton High School, where local residents testified about the proposed project.  Carroll County Energy and the Board’s Staff filed a joint stipulation and recommendation to the Board on March 10, 2014.

The Board’s order today authorizes the construction of the facility, subject to 17 conditions agreed to in the stipulation.  These conditions will ensure the sound construction and safe operation of the facility and mitigate impacts to local residents and ecological resources. 

Additional information regarding this project (case number 13-1752-EL-BGN) is available at www.OPSB.ohio.gov.

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The OPSB is responsible for reviewing and certificating plans for the construction of new energy facilities in Ohio. Before any company can build a major utility facility, the OPSB ensures that the facility will benefit Ohio’s citizens, promote the state’s economic interests and protect the environment and land use. The OPSB’s certification process includes local public hearings that allow residents to voice their opinions and concerns on proposed projects.

For additional information, contact: Matt Butler | (614) 644-7670