OPSB approves construction of new power plant in Lucas County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Dec. 7, 2017) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today authorized Clean Energy Future-Oregon, LLC to construct a 955 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electric generation facility in Lucas County.

The Oregon Energy Center will be located on a 30-acre parcel of land in Oregon, Ohio. The facility will interconnect to the regional electric transmission grid via nearby 138 and 345 kilovolt transmission lines.

In separate business, the OPSB approved a request made by Black Fork Wind Energy LLC to modify the certificate issued for the Black Fork Wind Farm to allow the use of the Vestas V110 turbine model with a 2.2 MW capacity with the same physical dimensions as the previously approved Vestas V110 turbine model with a 2.0 MW capacity. The Black Fork Wind Farm, planned for construction in Crawford and Richland counties, was authorized by the OPSB in 2012.

Additional information regarding today’s decisions regarding the Oregon Energy Center and the Black Fork Wind Farm is available at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case numbers 17-0530-EL-BGN and 17-1148-EL-BGA, respectively.

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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.

Contact: Matt Butler, (614) 644-7670